Lenovo Z5 goes official sans an all-display design

The notch-taunting device to go on-sale starting from June 12 in China.

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Ending all the previous leaks that vaguely pointed out a complete bezel-less display. The Lenovo Z5 is now official, but bearing a notch in the forehead and considerable amount of bezels at the bottom. Literally, leaving all those who’d desired a lot about the all-display design dejected. Despite, the Lenovo Z5 has something up in its sleeve that can make it a most opted device in the mid-range segment.

Lenovo Z5

The Lenovo announces Z5 at an event held in Beijing today. It’s accompanied by other two Lenovo branded devices – Lenovo A5 and Lenovo K5 Note as well. The Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform powered device is priced CNY 1,399 (around Rs. 14,700) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB base variant. While, its tacked up variant is worth CNY 1,799 (around Rs. 18,900) with the 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage. Thankfully, you have the option to expand the storage via microSD slot.

Coming to some of its vital specifications. The smartphone flaunts a 6.2-inch full-HD+ IPS(In-Plane Switching) display with 90% screen-to-body ratio. As it’s quite obvious, it has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and 2.5D curved glass on top.

For photography, the Lenovo Z5 comes with a combo of 16MP primary rear camera sensor and an 8MP secondary sensor. They’re vertically aligned and supposedly features some handy AI capabilities, HDR+, 4K support, f/2.0 aperture, and an LED flash. While on its front notch, houses an 8MP front shooter with f/2.0 aperture and FHD video recording.

Powered by the latest Android Oreo 8.1 skinned under ZUI 3.9, the Lenovo Z5 draws current from a decent 3,500mAH non-removable cell. Fast charge support rated at 15W is not less than an icing on the cake.

The Lenovo Z5 includes the all general connectivity options including: dual-sim support(Nano) capable of dual-active LTE mode, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C. It also packs necessary sensors such as accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, and proximity sensor.

Interestingly, Lenovo has already put the device up for pre-orders. However, shipping is expected to begin in China starting from 10am on June 12 only. That said, the device is yet another SDM636 product and will be facing competition from the popular Redmi Note 5 in the country.