Apart from the foldable smartphones, the next big thing to which every OEM manufacturer is focussing on has to be the 5G technology. So far, various brands such as Huawei and Samsung have already launched their 5G compatible devices. Furthermore, more and more companies are trying to develop their own in-house chipset. It seems like Lenovo is also quite eager to join the pack. Surprisingly, the company is launching its first in-house chipset that will come with the support of 5G connectivity.
Lenovo Working on its Inits-House 5G Chipset
The smartphone maker has recently posted a teaser image on the Weibo social media platform. The image reads “5G” in a big font and contains the company’s logo. The hint is, indeed, in the caption of the post which mentions the release of 5G chipset next week. This is what the caption says – “5G SoC released next week is full of flowers, but the real trump card is still on the way.” It seems like Lenovo has something else hidden in the sleeves, perhaps a smartphone running the same chipset.
This development is quite interesting considering the fact that no previous leaks or rumors suggested the existence of such chipset or smartphone. As of now, there is no information on whether the chipset will focus on the mid-range or high-end segment. Apart from Lenovo, Oppo is also working on its own in-house 5G chipset. Additionally, Qualcomm will also be announcing its next flagship chipset somewhere in the first week of December. Lenovo might launch its own chipset around a similar timeline.
With the launch of its own chipset, Lenovo will soon join the family of smartphone makers that has their own chipsets. Currently, the smartphone brands which manufacturers SoC are Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi. The remaining smartphone companies still rely on Qualcomm and MediaTek for their entire chipset supply.
Upcoming 5G smartphone?
At the announcement of 5G chipset, Lenovo might announce a brand new 5G smartphone to the consumers. There is a high chance that the device will feature the then released in-house processor. Alternatively, the smartphone might end up launching a device with Snapdragon 856 chipset considering the previous trends.