Lenovo VP blabs about upcoming 5G phone rocking a Snapdragon 855 processor

Technology companies that are currently relevant have at one point or another touted their commitment to 5G, whether its the actual network technology or the promise of a smartphone. Now, it looks like Lenovo is throwing its hat into the ring, even offering up some details about its upcoming smartphone.

Lenovo's VP Chang Cheng took to Weibo to state that the firm will be the first to launch a 5G smartphone, although the post has since been deleted. Now, this is pretty much what most companies have been saying for a long while, but what makes his comment interesting, is that he mentioned that the unnamed handset will be running Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor. Just in case you haven't been paying attention to SoC news, Qualcomm has yet to announce such a chip and it is unknown when the firm will make the SoC official, but the Snapdragon 845 was announced towards the end of last year.

Lenovo could debut the 5G smartphone under its own line of handsets, but it could also offer it under its Motorola line. The firm also has plans to launch a 5G Moto Mod that will give a current 4G handset, 5G capabilities. Naturally, we will have to wait to see how this all pans out. Many companies have tossed the word "5G" around but who will truly be the first to market.

Source: VentureBeat

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