The Lenovo Z5 has been garnering quite a bit of interest the past couple weeks due to some teases by Lenovo Group VP Chang Cheng on Weibo. Of particular interest was the fact that the device looked like it was going to be notch-less, bezel-less, and tout a 95% screen-to-body ratio. As it turns out, the Lenovo Z5 is none of those things. While we did have an indication yesterday that there would be a chin bezel, there was still hope that it would be notch-less, sport a high screen-to-body ratio, and some other beefy specs.
At a glance, the Lenovo Z5 looks very similar to the iPhone X, chin bezel aside. The notch, that is becoming all too common in newer smartphones, sits at the top of the phone and surrounds the front-facing camera and the speaker. While the rest of the top and side bezels are almost non-existent, there is a chin bezel on the bottom for some odd reason. In addition, the frame of the phone looks a bit thicker than the frame that was teased in previous renders.
So it seems that, unfortunately, users won’t be getting the notch-less, bezel-less phone they are clamoring for with the Lenovo Z5 and will have to wait for another OEM to be the first out of the gate. As for specifications, the Z5 sports a 6.2″ FHD+ (2246 x 1080) screen, 6GB RAM, and 64 or 128GB storage options. The frame itself is manufactured from metal with the 2.5D Corning Symphony Glare Glass screen “embedded” into the frame which offers up the 90% screen-to-body ratio. The rear camera is a 16 MP dual camera, while the front sports an 8MP camera with wide viewing angles. The device itself is powered by an eight-core Snapdragon 636 processor with an Adreno 509 GPU. Finally, the 3300mAh battery includes 15W fast charging, giving users up to 2 hours of extra use from a 15-minute charge.
The device can be ordered in China starting at ¥1299 which is roughly $200USD, placing it squarely in the budget smartphone range.
Last Updated on June 5, 2018.