Lenovo Z5 Leaked Renders Reveal Front Camera Position Ahead of June 5 Launch: Expected Specifications, Features

Leaked renders of the Lenovo Z5 reveal that the selfie camera will be positioned on the bottom bezel. Just like the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S.


As confirmed by Lenovo recently, Lenovo Z5 smartphone will be launching at an event in Beijing, China on June 5th. Ahead of the launch event, alleged renders showing the upcoming smartphone have leaked online. For a change, the renders haven’t been shared by the company’s Vice President but come from a different source. Apart from highlighting the incredibly high screen-to-body ratio of the smartphone, they also reveal the positioning of the front-facing camera.

Lenovo Z5: New Renders Reveal Selfie Camera

The newly leaked renders of the Lenovo Z5 show the smartphone will have razor-thin bezels on the top as well as the sides. These new renders also reaffirm the lack of a notch on the top. However, the bottom bezel does seem to be less thin, mainly because it houses the front-facing camera. This approach isn’t completely new, however, as Xiaomi has also adopted the same positioning for the front-facing camera on its Mi MIX series smartphones. The proximity sensor is also likely integrated in the bottom bezel. We don’t see any earpiece in these renders, so there is a possibility that Lenovo is using the display panel as the speaker, similar to the Vivo Apex.

Lenovo Z5: Expected Price in India, Launch Date

While the pricing of the Lenovo Z5 hasn’t been revealed yet, we do expect it to be priced on the higher side thanks to the impressive screen-to-body ratio and the massive 4TB of storage on offer. What also remains to be seen is if Lenovo will be bringing the Z5 to the Indian market. If the Lenovo Z5 does come to India, we expect the smartphone to be priced somewhere around the Rs.40,000 mark. It will take on rivals such as the Vivo X21, OnePlus 6, Honor 10, and more. As for the launch date, we may have to wait at least a few weeks before the company announces its plans of bringing the Z5 to markets outside China.

Lenovo Z5: Expected Features, Specifications

The key highlight of the Lenovo Z5 will be its full-screen display with a screen-to-body ratio higher than any other smartphone released so far. Rumors say the handset will be a screen-to-body ratio of around 95%. While the screen resolution hasn’t been confirmed yet, we think it is possible the Lenovo Z5 will use a Full HD+ resolution panel. In terms of design, the Lenovo Z5 is expected to feature a colorful glass back, which could also mean the handset will offer wireless charging support.

Under the hood, Lenovo Z5 is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset, coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. In terms of storage, as revealed by Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng a few weeks, the Z5 will include a whopping 4TB of storage. With 4TB of storage, users will be able to store up to 1 million photos, 150,000 lossless music files, and 2000 HD movies on the Z5. In the camera department, Lenovo Z5 is expected to feature a dual-camera setup on the back with AI-powered portrait mode as well as AI scene recognition. Unfortunately, the key specifications or resolution of the two sensors hasn’t been revealed yet.

In terms of battery life, the Lenovo Z5 is expected to be an impressive beast with up to 45 days of standby time. A previous rumor had claimed the Lenovo Z5 could pack a 3200mAh battery but we find it hard to believe that Lenovo has managed to achieve 45 days of standby time using such a small battery. It is more likely that the Z5 will pack a much bigger battery inside. On the software front, we expect the Lenovo Z5 to run on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with some customizations added on top by Lenovo.