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Lenovo Z5 is not a true bezel-less smartphone

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Lenovo created a lot of hype when they were just teasing the Z5. In a photo that they released before, it appears that the upcoming smartphone will sport a truly bezel-less screen. But now that the Lenovo Z5 is official, the company disappoints everyone because it still has a screen notch on top.

Besides the display notch, the Lenovo Z5 also has a noticeably thick chin bezel. But to their credit, the device has one of the thinnest side bezels around — or at least that’s what the renders tell us.

Speaking of the screen, what we have here is a 6.2-inch IPS Full HD+ display. Right from the screen, you can already tell that this device only sits in the midrange segment.

With that said, the Lenovo Z5 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, and an option between 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage.

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Lenovo Z5 also comes with a dual camera setup — one of the trends in smartphones today. There are 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel shooters on the back, packed with tons of AI-powered capabilities. These Artificial Intelligence (AI) shenanigans are also present on the 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

The Lenovo Z5 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with ZUI 4.0. Lenovo’s Vice President promised an Android P update once it becomes available. However, let’s hope that the promise is not just a PR stunt like the Z5’s supposed bezel-less screen.

Lenovo Z5 Specs

  • Android 8.0 Oreo, ZUI 4.0
  • Dual nano SIM, Dual Standby
  • 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2280 x 1080 resolution, ~401ppi
  • 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 509 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB internal storage
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • USB Type-C
  • 3,300mAh non-removable battery

The 6GB/64GB variant will retail for a price of CNY1,299 (~Php10,700) while the 6GB/128GB model costs CNY1,799. It will be available in China starting June 12. Global availability and pricing are yet to be announced.

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