Lenovo to be the first one to release 5G ready smartphone?

Everyone is betting big on the upcoming 5G networks – from carriers to smartphone manufacturers. So the race to be the first OEM to release 5G-capable smartphone is on, but that won’t happen until Qualcomm releases its Snapdragon 855 with the 5G-capable modem.

In a recent Weibo post, Lenovo’s VP, Chang Cheng, said that Lenovo will be winning the race next year with the first 5G smartphone using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chip. But shortly after the publication, the post got deleted, so we are left with only with the screenshot.

Either Lenovo is hyping up its fans, or it has something in mind and is way ahead of its competitors in the race. Either way, we see why smartphone manufacturers want to be the first ones to deliver the new tech to their handsets as they will go down in history as “the first ever.” Sounds good on promo materials, right?