Last week, Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng teased a concept smartphone featuring a design very similar to the Honor Magic 2 that was teased by Huawei at its IFA 2018 press conference in Berlin. An alleged hands-on video of the concept phone has now surfaced online.
Lenovo Z5 Pro: Alleged Hands-On Video Surfaces Online
The new hands-on video shows the manual sliding top in action, along with revealing one key feature of the smartphone. As you can see in the video below, the smartphone appears to have an in-display fingerprint sensor. Lenovo has not yet launched a smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, so the rumored Z5 Pro could well be the first Lenovo-branded smartphone to come with one. Thanks to the slider design, the smartphone has a near bezel-less front, similar to the OPPO Find X. However, unlike the OPPO Find X, there is no motorized mechanism on the Lenovo Z5 Pro. Instead, users will have to manually slide out the top whenever they wish to use the cameras. This should, at least on paper, make the Z5 Pro’s slider mechanism less prone to failure than the OPPO Find X.
Lenovo Z5 Pro: Expected Specifications, Features
Earlier this year, Cheng had released various teasers for the Lenovo Z5, creating a lot of hype around it. It was said to feature a completely bezel-less display with a screen-to-body ratio of 95%, 4TB of internal storage, and a whopping 45 days of standby time. When the Z5 was finally launched, it turned out to be a budget Android smartphones with specifications more or less comparable with its rivals. Which is why we are not too hopeful of the Z5 Pro being a true rival to smartphones like the OPPO Find X. Instead, the Lenovo Z5 Pro could turn out to be an impressive mid-range smartphone with a 90%+ screen-to-body ratio and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The rest of the specifications will probably be an upgrade when compared to the current Z5. Since the Lenovo Z5 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor, we expect the Lenovo Z5 Pro to run on a Snapdragon 660 or 670 processor under the hood, coupled with 6GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Z5 Pro could be offered in multiple configurations with up to 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. We also expect to see AI-powered dual cameras at the rear and an impressive selfie camera on the front with AI Portrait and AI-powered beautification features.
Lenovo Z5 Pro: Launch Date, Price
Rumors suggest the Lenovo Z5 Pro could make its debut before the end of the year. However, this is not confirmed yet, so consumers in China might have to wait until early next year to be able to purchase the Z5 Pro. Since Lenovo is yet to launch the Z5 outside China, we are not very hopeful of seeing the Z5 Pro launch anywhere outside of its home country. There is no word on the pricing of the smartphone just yet, although we can be fairly sure that it will be more expensive than the Lenovo Z5 thanks to an in-display fingerprint sensor and a higher screen-to-body ratio.