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Lenovo announces the 'world's first 5G PC' at CES 2020, the Lenovo Yoga 5G

Lenovo Yoga 5G opening
Lenovo Yoga 5G opening (Image credit: Lenovo)

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced the Yoga 5G at CES 2020.
  • The PC supports both millimeter wave full-band and sub-6GHz 5G networks.
  • The Yoga 5G will be available in Spring 2020.

Lenovo announced the Yoga 5G at CES 2020. The convertible laptop supports both millimeter wave full-band and sub-6GHz 5G networks, bringing a wide range of high-speed connectivity. The Yoga 5G is the first laptop powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute platform. Pricing information is unavailable at this time, but the device will be available in the Spring of 2020.

Lenovo states that the Yoga 5G is the world's first PC with 5G support, according to Lenovo, but it's worth pointing out that HP also recently announced the HP Dragonfly 5G. The race to release the first 5G PC will only officially be settled when a company officially releases a device with 5G support, not just when companies announce them.

Regardless of if the Yoga 5G is the first 5G PC to market, the laptop will feature incredibly fast cellular connectivity. With support for both millimeter wave full-band and sub-6GHz 5G networks, the Yoga 5 will be able to get 5G support on more carriers as well.

CategoryLenovo Yoga 5G
Display14-inch FHD IPS
400 nits
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
GraphicsQualcomm Adreno 680
Memory8GB LPDDR4X
Storage256GB
512GB
WebcamIR camera
SecurityIR camera
Fingerprint reader
Wireless5G mmWave
Bluetooth 5.0
Ports2x USB-C
Audio jack
Nano SIM card slot
Supports e-SIM
AudioUser-facing stereo speakers (Dolby Atmos)
Battery60Whr
WeightStarting at 1.35kg(2.97lbs)

Apart from 5G support, the Yoga 5G is similar to other Yoga laptops. It has a 14-inch display that can be flipped around and used in tent, display, tablet, or laptop modes. The Yoga 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx, which helps it deliver long battery life and doesn't require any fans. Lenovo states that the Yoga 5 can get up to 24 hours of video playback.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • I could see a 5G laptop being more useful to me than a 5G phone. Given that laptops typically don't move far from where the person is stationed, the rather limited 5G coverage will be less of an issue.
  • I agree. I would have more use cases for 5G speeds on a laptop than on a phone.