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.
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.