Lenovo Z5 Pro released with SD855, slide screen design & 12GB+512GB option

Chinese manufacturing giant, Lenovo, had a huge surprise for us at the official launch event of the Lenovo Lenovo Z5s. Previous speculations suggested that the company will release a 12GB+128GB version of the Lenovo Z5s which will be called the Ferarri Edition. This didn’t happen, at least, not at this conference but the company had something bigger – the Lenovo Z5 Pro which is powered with the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC.

According to the company, the Lenovo Z5 Pro SD855 version is the world’s first 12GB LPDDR4x 4266Mpbs device and it has the highest optional 512GB storage. Lenovo officials said that this device runs on ZUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie and supports 4D U-Touch gestures, smooth and non-card end 5.0. On AnTuTu, the running score of the Lenovo Z5 Pro is 368,480 points which outrun the best-performing iPhone XS with 355596 points.

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In addition, the Lenovo Z5 Pro SD855 version uses a slide-screen, 6.39-inch AMOLED display, supports HDR10 display, and has a 95.06% screen ratio which is the highest ever. This device also supports the fifth generation of photoelectric on-screen fingerprints as well as the zero-light face unlocking. The lights of this smartphone are kept on by a 3350, mAh battery. In terms of photography, Lenovo Z5 Pro SD855 version is equipped with Sony dual rear camera Which includes a 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor + 24MP Sony IMX576 sensor which supports backlight AI, night AI, and video AI. For selfies, this smartphone also has a dual camera configuration – 16MP+8MP AI assisted cameras.

Appointment for the Lenovo Z5 Pro SD855 version will commence from January 15, 2019, and its first official sales will take place on January 24. As for the prices and options, the Lenovo Z5 Pro SD855 version has four options as listed below

  • 6GB+128GB – 2698 yuan ($391)
  • 8GB+128GB – 2998 yuan ($435)
  • 8GB+256GB – 3398 yuan ($493)
  • 12GB+512GB – 4398 yuan ($638)
Previous Lenovo Z5s released with Snapdragon 710 & Android 9 Pie
Next Lenovo S5 Pro GT version released with Snapdragon 660 SoC


  1. freedomstolen
    December 18, 2018

    “8GB+256GB – 3398 yuan ($93)”?

    @Efe, I think you meant $593. Please update your article.

    • EfeUdin
      December 18, 2018

      Thank You . Its actually $493.

  2. newphoenix
    December 18, 2018

    Lenovo is the new black

  3. Bad_man
    December 18, 2018

    So big phone and so small battery?

  4. Manjurul Islam
    December 18, 2018

    looking for some seriously honest opinion – whose slider is most durable without any loose end, gap between two body unit – lenovo z5 pro, mi mix 3 or huawei magic 2? can anyone tell me here who has tried all three units and tested for long?

    • Cedric della Faille
      December 23, 2018

      Id opt for lenovo. People tend to change phones every 2-3years and it surely wont break. Beside price/quality lenovo is the best pick

  5. freedomstolen
    December 18, 2018

    What is “non-card end 5.0”? I hope Lenovo hasn’t compromised on expandable storage!

    No amount of storage is ever enough with the kind of data we deal with these days.

  6. Seth Alpine
    December 19, 2018

    Unfortunately if like the Z5 pro, it is not available with the B20 / B28 and not distributed in other markets, not a good deal … In addition the first tests of the Z5 pro are very severe in terms of camera, it is average in video and even poor in video night … with open camera or with the Google app.

    With its weight of 210 grams, it has the advantage and defects of a slider, a very good brightness 810 cd/M2

    In the final I prefer the Z5s, with its 710 largely sufficient, its screen with drop of water, 173g and 200 €

    But if there is still not the B20, not imported, an O.S., and a poorly optimized camera, Lenovo is unlikely to return to the front of the market despite a very aggressive price policy

  7. Tatak
    December 22, 2018

    hi gizens! While everyone else is frenzy about the release of this killer machine, I have yet to receive news of the global version of phone. I want an advice about this unit. I emailed gizchina.com seeking advice but no reply as of this time. Im throwing my concerns to this forum. Im from the philippines and want to purchase the recently released lenovo z5 pro. Unfortunately it has yet to release the global version or the international rom. Im curious how the unit will work in the phils if I purchase the china rom (supports english or multi-language). I was told by aliexpress seller that they can install google play store (thou the package will unsealed which I dont mind). Im worried about compatibility with google apps and OTA google updates if I buy a china rom. I need your advice pls? Thank you in advance. More power to gizchina!