Lenovo Z5 Android P internal test adds night mode and face recognition

Lenovo Z5

Lenovo Z5 is a mid-range smartphone brought to the market by the Chinese manufacturer last summer and now the internal tests related to the update of the device to Android 9 Pie have unveiled the upcoming new features.

Pronounced with a thousand proclamations as a kind of revolutionary smartphone, Lenovo Z5 has not brought noteworthy changes: it is simply one of the many mid-range devices released in 2018.

The Z5 had arrived on the market with Android 8.1 Oreo on board with ZUI 3.9 interface, with the promise of a quick update to ZUI 4.0 based on Android 9 Pie. This promise has been disregarded so far, since the update has not yet been released and at almost a year now from the official launch of the device, internal tests are finally ongoing. The aforementioned tests have revealed the numerous new features that Lenovo prepared for its Z5.

Lenovo Z5

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First, the Chinese manufacturer is testing a kernel update to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the device. Secondly, the most obvious change is the user interface, the goal is to improve the overall user experience and the accessibility of the Z5. For this reason the new ZUI 10 includes a number of new features, such as the 4D U-touch gesture, magic input box, the PiP (Picture-in-Picture) mode and much more.

Users will also get a renewed unlock function through face recognition (which can be activated from the Settings) and an “extreme” energy saving mode, which will come to the rescue if necessary by deactivating all unecessary functions at night. Lenovo has also added a function to keep track of the calories consumed during the day, support for quick and secure payments with the smartphone, a “desktop editing” mode with new layouts.

The update to Android 9 Pie for the Lenovo Z5 is currently being tested, it is not yet clear when it will be released in the stable version.

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