There have been too many speculations concerning the new national (Chinese) flagship. But what we have seen at the launch conference was only the half of our expectations. The Lenovo Z5 is not a super duper smartphone with the latest and most innovative features. Instead, it can be categorized as a stylish handset with plenty of trendy features and at a low price tag. Actually, the Z5 is a good offer for those who are looking for a new smartphone priced at around 1500 yuan ($234). That’s why the first batch of this amazing handset that went on sale yesterday was completely sold out in 2 minutes. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait longer as today Lenovo officially announced the second bunch will go to the stores as soon as tomorrow, on June 14. We guess you remember the starting price tag is 1299 yuan ($203).
The Lenovo Z5 is packed with a 6.2-inch full-screen. The latter is the biggest selling point of the phone. So it’s expected there will be many impressive parameters such as an aspect ratio of 19:9, a screen ratio of 90% (though it was rumored to exceed 95%), a DCI-P3 color gamut support, and a brightness up to 700 nits.
As for hardware, it sports a Snapdragon 636 chip paired with a 6GB of RAM, 64/128GB of native storage, and a 3300mAh battery. This battery supports a power-saving option that allows talking for half an hour at a 0% remaining power. The phone also runs on the newest ZUI 4.0 OS. In terms of photography, the Lenovo Z5 uses an 8MP camera on the front and a 16+8MP dual-camera supporting AI.
The pricing varies from configuration to configuration and from color to color. The Schumann Black 6GB+64GB is priced at 1299 yuan, while the same memory combination of Aurora and Indigo cost 1399 yuan. The 6+128GB version is available in Aurora and Indigo only and costs 1799 yuan.