Lenovo took the wraps off its anticipated Z5 smartphone, which fell short of the key promises made by the vendor ahead of its debut.
In mid-May, the Chinese vendor teased the smartphone with images of a device with edge-to-edge screen, no notch and a touted screen-to-body ratio of 95 per cent. This was the result of four breakthroughs and 18 patented technologies, Chang Cheng, a Lenovo VP, said at the time.
While the device fell short of this its screen-to-body ratio of 90 per cent is still impressive – it compares with 87 per cent for Xiaomi’s Mi 8 and 86 per cent for Honor 10. It features a 6.2-inch screen with notch and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Z5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, offers 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage (with microSD expansion slot). It includes dual (16MP+8MP) rear and 8MP front cameras, and uses Lenovo’s ZUI user interface.
It is currently only available in China, with prices starting at CNY1,299 ($203).