Lenovo Z5 confirmed to launch in China on June 5


We all know that the Chinese smartphone and PC peripheral brand Lenovo has been teasing a high-end upcoming phone — Lenovo Z5 — over the past few days on the internet. The company had also shared some important details about the handset, including its screen, camera samples, and battery life performance. Now, Lenovo’s vice president Chang Cheng has officially confirmed that the company is debuting the Lenovo Z5 on June 5 in China.

Chang Cheng released a poster this morning which highlights the ZUK series handset, indirectly confirming that ZUK might return from the dead and start making phones once again. Well, this is just our guess for now, and as the days pass, we will get to learn more from the company on this topic in the near future.

Lenovo Z5: What We Know So Far

According to the details revealed by the company’s VP a few weeks ago, we can confirm that the Lenovo Z5 will have a bezel-less display with 95% screen-to-body ratio. Furthermore, as per reports and speculations, the Z5 will use Qualcomm’s best-in-class chipset, the Snapdragon 845. It might be mated to either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The details about the software remain a mystery as of now, but we can expect the Z5 to come running the latest version of Android: Android 8.1 Oreo.

Moving on to the other details of the upcoming smartphone, the Z5 is said to come with 4TB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. This massive memory can withstand almost “2000 HD movies, up to 150,000 lossless music files, and up to 1 million photos,” as declared by Cheng Chang. The smartphone is also supposed to offer 30 minutes of talk time at 0% battery” as per Lenovo. Apart from that, the Lenovo Z5 will also have an impressive 45 days of standby time, which is rather interesting. All these things sound too good to be true, though.

The device will also ship with a dual-camera at the rear with A.I capabilities for scene and object recognition. The camera sample shots from the phone were released by the VP a few days ago. The exact resolution of these dual-camera setup isn’t known as of now, but we should be able to get that information after the phone gets TENAA certification. Apart from the camera, Lenovo’s VP also shared an interesting aspect of the Z5: it will offer 5G connectivity. These are the only details we know about the phone so far, and we expect to know more about it in the coming weeks and during the launch.

Lenovo Z5: The Stiff Competition

The Lenovo Z5 will face stiff competition from a few smartphones that are already available in the market, including the Samsung Galaxy S9+, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s, OnePlus 6iPhone X (review) and the Vivo APEX smartphone. Apart from these flagship devices, the Z5 might also compete with the likes of the upcoming smartphones like the Xiaomi Mi 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and many other high-end which will be released in the latter half of 2018.