Lenovo Z5 is now officially and disappointingly, not as promising as it was in the advances. After upsetting the renders and specifications for almost a month, Lenovo has manufactured its official Z5 smart phone in China. At an event in Beijing, Lenovo announced Z5 as another mid-range smartphone that adopts the slim bezel design instead of the promised smartphone without a bezel.
It has a 6.2-inch screen with a notch and a lower chin that contrasts completely with what the company’s vice president, Chang Cheng, was provoking before today’s launch event. The screen has a resolution of 2240 × 1080 pixels, which results in a higher aspect ratio of 18.7: 9. While the renders predict that it will remove the bevels, the actual smartphone includes both a notch and a lower chin. The smartphone completely challenges the notion of a true smartphone design without a bezel and proves that it is not easy to make one.
Like most other smartphones on the market, the Lenovo Z5 also features a metal frame with glass backing. It has a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and back and is offered in black, blue and aurora. The aurora color option, in particular, is interesting since it changes the tone according to the light that falls on it and can change the tone from blue to purple.
While Lenovo promised the main specifications, the Z5 comes with a Snapdragon 636 mid-range chipset along with 6GB of RAM and the option to choose between 64GB and 128GB of storage. On the back, it has a dual rear camera configuration that combines 16 megapixel and 8 megapixel image sensors with f / 2.0 aperture and 4K video support. On the front, it offers an 8 megapixel selfie camera with AI integration for portrait mode and beautification effects.
Lenovo Z5 includes a 3,300mAh battery and comes with a fast 18W charger. The company promised 45 days of waiting and up to 30 minutes of talk time with zero percent load. Lenovo Z5 turned out to be exactly the opposite of what the company was making fun of Weibo, China’s microblogging platform and it makes one wonder if the company lied to create all that hype.
Lenovo, however, can get away with it when considering the price. Lenovo Z5 has a price of RMB 1,299 (around Rs 13,500) for the base model with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Another variant with the same configuration of memory has a price of RMB 1,399 (around Rs 14,500), while the variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage has a price of RMB 1,799 (around Rs 18,500).