Well, you might be very annoyed by this, but trust me, you won’t be as annoyed as me. Lenovo finally announced the over-hyped Lenovo Z5 today, and man did it suck big time. Lenovo’s VP Chang Cheng had made people dream about a device that would be truly bezel-less and instead what we got today is another badly cloned iPhone. Yes, the Lenovo Z5 is a smartphone with a notch. And this isn’t helped by the fact that the bottom bezel is 7.69mm in thickness or the starting price is 1299 Yuan. In the end, this was a case of guerilla marketing like we suspected earlier.
Despite all the fake hype, the Lenovo Z5 does have value-for-money components. So, the Lenovo Z5 has a 6.2-inch display Full-HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It’s covered by 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass that the company says is 40% less prone to scratches. The internal CPU is strong with a Snapdragon 636 chip in the driving seat with 6GB of RAM in tow. And you know, what the 4TB storage promise turned out to be, well it was a separate hard disk accessory.
The company laid emphasis on AI with the Lenovo Z5 like every other company out there. It demonstrated how the machine learning helps in creating more sharp and crisp snaps resulting from a 16MP main sensor. The secondary sensor is an 8MP lens that supports 4K videos. Of course, Lenovo has its software tweaks on top of it to enhance quality with various modes like AI Portrait and AI night mode. The selfie shooter is 8MP and Lenovo claims that its wide-angle qualities are better than the iPhone X.
The handset comes with a new ZUI 4.0 based on Android 8.0 and the battery is just a 3,300mAh cell with support for 18W charging.
The Lenovo Z5 is priced 1299 Yuan ($200/INR 13,500) for the 6+64GB version and the 6+128GB variant will cost 1399 Yuan ($220/INR 14,500). It will be available in Black, Blue and Aurora colours.