The cooperation between the two companies is intended to demonstrate the potential of always-connected computers on 5G networks. Project Limitless is the codename for the prototype device, which is not ready to be established as a commercial product yet. Lenovo was one of the earliest companies to use Qualcomm to establish Windows 10 notebooks based on the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, announced at Computex 2017, and its own Yoga C630 WOS was the very first notebook powered by the Snapdragon 850 SoC.
Now, the two companies have demonstrated the prototype Project Limitless notebook based on the more powerful Snapdragon 8cx platform. Launched in late 2018, Qualcomm predicts the planet’s very first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs designed to include 5G connectivity.
Qualcomm has stated that its goals for laptops powered by Snapdragon processors are multi-day battery life, always-on online connectivity, and also very slim down. With 5G connectivity, Qualcomm says speeds could be so large and latency so low that distant storage will feel like local storage, and large documents can be delivered and received significantly faster than individuals are now used to.
Other use case scenarios include 4K and 8K video streaming, AR and VR programs, more responsive mobile gaming, and high-quality video chats. The two firms promise that concrete details will be announced in early 2020.
Project Limitless features the company’s second-generation X55 5G modem as well as Cat 22 LTE to fall back where 5G networks are not accessible, or to begin with before 5G networks are available to customers. The SoC can induce two 4K HDR screens and also supports Quick Charge 4+.
In the time of its announcement, Qualcomm said that apparatus depending on the Snapdragon 8cx would begin shipping in late 2019.