Lenovo is blazing a path for mass adoption of ultra-fast, low-latency laptop connectivity through mobile network operator EE, who are committed to making 5G computing a reality for consumers in the UK.
On the heels of the CES unveiling the Lenovo Yoga 5G —the world’s first 5G PC1 — Lenovo has formed a strategic partnership with EE, which has 5G in more places than any other UK operator. Powered by the Qualcomm®️ Snapdragon™ 8cx 5G compute platform, the Yoga 5G laptop delivers high-speed 5G network connectivity that is up to 10 times faster than 4G.2
“Lenovo introduced the world’s first 5G laptop1 to equip the mobile generation with smarter technology for always-on connectivity and computing. The hardware is just the first step,” says Johnson Jia, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Business Segment in Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group. “With our strategic partnerships with 5G network carriers such as EE, consumers will now be able to access easier, faster and more secure connectivity seamlessly. As 5G computing holds the power to transform user experiences, we believe it can ultimately disrupt the PC industry for the better.”
EE was the first operator to launch 5G in the UK, with EE’s service now available in 80 cities and large towns across the UK. EE’s 5G network achieved the highest 5G availability compared to all other 5G networks, in eight major UK cities in independent testing from RootMetrics by IHS Markit, and EE has also been named the UK’s best network in the UK for 6 years in a row by RootMetrics. EE customers also have access to the biggest and fastest 4G network in the country for additional superfast connectivity.
**Marc Allera, CEO, BT Consumer division ** said “Our customers already enjoy the UK’s best mobile experience, and as leaders in 5G, those with the Lenovo Yoga 5G on EE will be able to make the most from our super-fast, high capacity network. As Lenovo’s exclusive partner in the UK, we will help customers get to grips with what this innovative PC has to offer on the go, whether that’s for work, online gaming, or watching the latest HD movies”.
As the world’s first 5G PC,1 the Yoga 5G convertible laptop with Windows 10 offers high speeds with ultra-fast connectivity, reduced latency and wider bandwidth even in crowded areas. It lets users stay online when on the go2 with a massive up-to-24-hour battery life,3 thanks to the efficiency of the Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform. Enrico Salvatori SVP & Pres, Qualcomm Europe/MEA said “This collaboration with Lenovo and EE will deliver transformative PC user experiences for consumers thanks to the Qualcomm®️ Snapdragon™ 8cx 5G compute platform’s performance and power efficiency, combined with the high speed, low-latency connectivity made possible by 5G from EE”
With the introduction of 5G network support, the effortlessly portable Yoga 5G is now an accessible alternative for mobile multitaskers and road warriors who need faster and more reliable connectivity options when streaming, real-time collaborating, video-chatting, gaming or file-transferring when not connected to secure, stable WiFi.
To make the Yoga 5G laptop possible, Lenovo engineers and designers had to overcome a number of practical challenges in housing this new technology in a thin, light and convertible 2-in-1 form factor. This involved shrinking the 5G antennas to fit into a slim chassis while enabling and maintaining 5G coverage regardless of how a user flips and folds the device into its laptop or tablet mode. The Lenovo team ultimately achieved this by innovating and patenting a new 5G antenna system—what became the industry’s smallest 5G module4 — a design that allowed for 5G coverage in both laptop or tablet modes.
The Lenovo Yoga 5G laptop will have 5G network coverage provided by our partner EE in the UK.
Pricing and Availability5
- In the U.K, the Lenovo Yoga 5G laptop will be available later this year on a range of EE pay monthly price plans. Further details will be announced in due course.
1 Based on research conducted by Lenovo in November 2019 of laptops sold by major PC manufacturers shipping > 1 million units worldwide annually.
2 Requires 5G network service and separately purchased cellular data plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors.
3 Up to 24+ hours based on local, offline video playback on continuous loop, and requires unit configured with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform. All battery life claims are approximate. Actual battery performance will vary and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage.
4 Based on research conducted by Lenovo in January 2020 of laptops sold by major PC manufacturers shipping > 1 million units worldwide annually.
5 Prices may not include tax and do not include shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates and color options may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
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