Total gimmick: Worth the money but not the time!
The Lenovo Z5 has been announced today, 5th of June as already fixed, in Beijing. And the company advertise a 90% screen-to-body ratio. It is a phone that we all had been yelling about but sorry to burst your anticipation, the Z5 features a notch display.
We thought Lenovo Z5 would be a true-all screen display like the Vivo Apex concept phone but it all turns out the other way and not just that, there is a chin at the bottom.
Everything looks perfect on the phone but the company made the whole marketing a laughing joke by bringing in the notch display on the Z5, not that, it doesn’t sound good but the way it was first broadcast showed a great deal than what arrived, devious might be the right word.
Lenovo Z5 Specifications
*. Body build: Aluminium
*. Display: 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD 19:9 1080p with 90% screen-to-body ratio
*. Processor: Octa-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor 8x
*. Colors: Black, Aurora, Blue
– Back: Dual cameras of 16-megapixel + 8-megapixels
– Front: 8-megapixels
*. Battery: 3300mAh Battery capacity with 18W fast-charged
*. RAM and ROM: 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM / 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
– GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
– 3G: WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
– 4G: LTE
*. SIM Type: Dual Sim Nano + Nano
*. OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
On the other hand, the price looks good and less-expensive when compared with other device within its range. The 6GB of RAM + 64GB of storage costs 1,299 yuan (~$200) while the 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at 1,799 yuan (~$280) and will be available in China on June 12th.
In Nigeria currency, that can be approximated to N72,000 and N100,800. It sound affordable and cheap. Don’t be too bossy about the notch display, you can still wave it off and get your dream phone, it worth the money but not the time!
Definitely, the phone is still not up to the standard of the OnePlus 6 but with the flashy, shiny and bright design and display, it will definitely stand a chance in today’s market. There is no talk on, when it will arrive Nigeria but lets hope at the end of July.
Article Before Launching
*. Update: Finally, we can now all rest, the model of the phone has been unveiled, it is the Z5 Smartphone. The launching date has announced, the phone will unveiled on the 5th of June and to take place at 14:00 hours in Beijing.
Although, we have seen companies trying to popularize the term; FullView display, bezel-less design but sincerely, none of the Smartphone maker was able to introduce device with ‘true bezel-less design’ or ‘all-screen display’
Anyways, various companies has tried to offer all-screen such as Mix Mix 2 with 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio but it still requires a bezel along the bottom to host the phone’s front-facing camera.
Another Chinese company, Vivo brings in a concept Smartphone known as Apex and it uses a pop-up selfie camera to help trim the bezels and unlike the iPhone X, the phone needs a slight chin to hide the OLED’s display controller while Apple launches the notch display and avoided the chin by folding the OLED panel back underneath itself.
This time around, Lenovo vice president Chang Cheng has leaked a photo on China’s Weibo social network showing a full screen bezel-less display. The teased photo hid the camera pixels but we are still curious, how does it intend to pop-up the front camera lens for selfies.
And if this tends to be true, then the Lenovo upcoming device will be first Smartphone to spots the highest screen-to-body-ratio of 95%. All the specs are not yet out but we are still wondering, how the company will keep that title.
Cheng also says the Z5 will include four technological breakthroughs, including 18 patented technologies. Lets watch out for the upcoming Lenovo device.