WINDOWS 10 users could see a huge boost later this year as 5G begins rolling out across the country and it’s set to make PCs infinitely faster.
Microsoft Windows 10 boost as 5G could be coming soon
Windows 10 users could soon be able to harness the power of 5G.
This new mobile technology is set to revolutionise how we use portable devices with download speeds that will be around four times faster than current 4G.
Most of the talk about this major network upgrade has been around smartphones but US firm Qualcomm has just revealed its new Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform which will bring faster speeds to Windows 10-powered PCs.
Qualcomm says that the 8cx features the groundbreaking second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem which will help PC manufacturers take advantage of the global rollout of 5G networks.
With the power and performance of a premium thin and light PC, the Snapdragon 8cx 5G will modernise how people connect, compute and communicate with their PCs.
This new PC platform will impact consumers, small businesses the enterprise and those on-the-go, by enabling multi-gigabit connectivity, multi-day battery life and performance computing in a modern device.
“Our platforms were the first to bring gigabit, and now multi-gigabit LTE to the PC,” said Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
“We also brought multi-day battery life to the PC, and with the Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform, we innovate once again to bring the best of our computing and connectivity technologies into a single platform to modernise the enterprise.”
Although there’s no official launch date for this new platform it is expected to arrive in devices next year with Lenovo teasing that it could reveal a 5G laptop in 2020.
Johnson Jia, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group’s Consumer PCs and Smart Devices, said. “In collaboration with Qualcomm, we’re excited to be the first to deliver a 5G connected PC with the Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform in early 2020.
“This new generation of smart PCs that will offer artificial intelligence, high performance, long battery life and always-on connectivity has the promise of enabling better, faster and more seamless experiences for consumers, small businesses and large enterprises.”
The firm announced the news the Mobile World Congress although they didn’t give any further details about a launch date.
5G continues to advance with all the major UK networks now committed to launching this new technology.
EE and O2 both say they will turn on 5G later this year in major cities and Vodafone has begun trialling 5G at Manchester airport.
Once live, consumers will not only get faster speeds but more people will be able to get an improved connection at the same.