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Lenovo Teams up with Qualcomm for First 5G Snapdragon Laptop

India is targeting 2020 for 5G rollout

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Lenovo dominated India's tablet market in 2019 too. Pixabay

Amid the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, US-based chip-maker Qualcomm and Chinese computer-maker Lenovo have teamed up to introduce the first 5G laptop, powered by Snapdragon.

Code-named “Project Limitless”, the 5G-enabled PC would be “the world’s first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs that offers 5G connectivity”, TechCrunch quoted the companies as describing the device on Monday.

The laptop would run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, which supports both 5G as well as 4G connections and has a battery that Qualcomm claims can last for several days per charge.

The platform would put to use the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, which has download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps.

The release date and pricing details of “Project Limitless” have not been revealed as yet, the report added.

Qualcomm and Lenovo made the announcement at the Computex press conference held in Taipei, Taiwan.

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The logo for Qualcomm appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. VOA

The companies announced their pairing despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to scrutinize trade relations between the two countries due to security concerns.

On May 15, Trump effectively banned Chinese tech major Huawei with a national security order following which Qualcomm, along with Google, Microsoft, Intel and ARM, put restrictions on businesses with Huawei.

Settlement status of the US-China trade war remains unclear as of now but Qualcomm’s withdrawal from Huawei’s manufacturing could greatly affect the Chinese company’s 5G ambitions.

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Currently, South Korea, China, Japan, Australia and the US are leading with 5G large-scale mass deployment.

While China is expected to represent 40 per cent of global 5G connections by 2025, India is yet to allocate 5G spectrum to operators even for 5G trial of use cases.

India is targeting 2020 for 5G rollout. (IANS)

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Lenovo Unveils Wireless Headphones in India For INR 2,499

According to the company, the headphone comes equipped with dual EQ mode, and there is also a standard mode

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According to the company, the headphone comes equipped with dual EQ mode, and there is also a standard mode. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese multinational technology company Lenovo on Thursday launched its new wireless headphones ‘HD 116’ for Rs 2,499 in India.

The headphones are available for the Indian customers on Amazon currently and soon going to be launched on Flipkart by the end of this month.

“The latest product offering is a classic amalgamation of sturdy look, superior quality, great sound output and strong Bluetooth connectivity,” XieSenchu, CEO, International Business at Shenzhen Aodishi Technology Limited, Lenovo Beijing authorised Channel Partner for Sales in India, said in a statement.

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Chinese multinational technology company Lenovo on Thursday launched its new wireless headphones ‘HD 116’ for Rs 2,499 in India. Wikimedia Commons

According to the company, the headphone comes equipped with dual EQ mode, and there is also a standard mode.

EQ mode will let the user switch between two modes by pressing a single button. The headphone aims to give up to 24 hours playing time with 240H standby time.

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“After receiving an overwhelming response around the previously launched audio devices from Lenovo in India in 2019, we are all set to welcome the upgraded version of audio devices inbuilt with EQ Technology,” Naveen Bajaj, Head India Business, Aodishi Technology Limited, added. (IANS)