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Verizon launches the Lenovo Flex 5G in the US

The Lenovo Flex 5G. (Source: Lenovo)
The Lenovo Flex 5G. (Source: Lenovo)
The Lenovo Flex 5G is the first "Always On, Always Connected" ultrabook to launch with the connectivity that gives it its name. It is capable of the ultra-wideband (UWB) variety of the same, which covers a lot of the mmWave band. Accordingly, it will be sold through the carrier Verizon in the US.

Lenovo has launched a new member of the Flex series today in the US. This device has been seen under another name before, having been introduced as the Yoga 5G at CES 2020. It, like the Samsung Galaxy Book S or Microsoft Surface Pro X, runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx platform. However, unlike either, it is the first to rock a 5G version of this processor.

This chipset still has 8 cores clocked at 2.84GHz and the Adreno 680 GPU. However, it also has an X55 modem, rated for dual-mode, FDD, TDD, sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G. The Flex 5G in which it is now found has launched as a SKU with 8GB of (fixed) RAM, 256GB of UFS 3.0 memory and a 14-inch FHD touchscreen, which can go into tablet mode due to its convertible nature.

Therefore, with its SIM card reader and 45W USB type C power brick, it is very much like a phone/2-in-1 hybrid; furthermore, Lenovo claims that it can intelligently switch between 5G, 4G/LTE and available Wi-Fi to sustain the "Always Connected" part of its tag-line.

This may be why Verizon has picked it up to sell through its stores. It will be available to use on this carrier's ultra-wideband (UWB) form of mmWave from June 18, 2020. It will cost US$1399 outright, or $58.33 a month through one of this company's finance plans.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-06-16 (Update: 2020-06-16)