Lenovo Planning to Launch the First 5G-Capable Smartphone That Will Also Sport a Snapdragon 855

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Jul 31, 2018
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Lenovo is back with another claim to get a lot of eyes concentrated on the Chinese manufacturer. The firm is now stating that it is going to be the first to announce a device that is not just going to be 5G-capable but will also feature Qualcomm’s first ever 7nm FinFET chipset, the Snapdragon 855. After the stunt pulled with the latest Lenovo-branded smartphone, do you guys think you’re up to placing your trust in the company again?

Lenovo Did Claim That Its Z5 Would Feature a 95 Percent Screen-To-Body Ratio, and yet the Final Product Was Much Different

Lenovo’s VP Chang Cheng has said that the company will be launching a Snapdragon 855-fueled smartphone that will also provide 5G connectivity to the masses. Unfortunately, according to MySmartPrice, the executive did not provide any timeframe for the release of the flagship but assuming that 5G rollout gets underway at the earliest time possible, the handset cannot be launched before 2019.

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Even if Qualcomm is able to announce the Snapdragon 855 this year, it will still take a while before manufacturers are able to get their hands on the silicon. It was revealed earlier that Qualcomm’s latest and greatest SoC had been in mass production since June 2018, so a lot of OEMs will gain the privilege to supercharge their smartphones in terms of performance by using the Snapdragon 855 in those devices.

The Snapdragon 855 will also feature Qualcomm’s first 5G-capable modem called the Snapdragon X50. However, before you get excited, keep in mind that the Lenovo VP was making broad claims about its Z5, stating that the supposed ‘flagship’ handset would sport a 95 percent screen, up to 4TB of storage and battery life that could make the phone last for 45 days in a standby state.

None of those claims turned out to be true, unfortunately, so it is going to be difficult putting our faith in the executive and Lenovo once more. Do you believe these claims? Tell us down in the comments.

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