The Lenovo Z5 debuted in China in June this year. While it was hyped to be a flagship-grade smartphone with a long list of innovative features, the smartphone ended up disappointing many fans once it went official. Despite that, the Lenovo Z5 has managed to achieve great popularity among consumers in China. The company is now rumored to be working on a “Pro” variant of the handset with upgraded cameras and superior hardware and specifications. Ahead of its launch, Lenovo has announced a price cut for the 6GB + 128GB Aurora color variant of the Z5, making it even more affordable.
Lenovo Z5 6GB + 128GB Aurora Variant Receives a Price Cut
The Lenovo Z5 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant in Aurora shade was launched in China at 1,799 yuan (Rs.19,200 approx.) earlier this year. Consumers in China can now purchase the Z5 for 1,499 yuan (Rs.16,000 approx.). The Lenovo Z5 is now available for purchase on leading Chinese e-commerce platforms such as JD.com at the revised price. While the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant has received a major price cut, the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage Black variant is on sale at 1,249 yuan (Rs.13,300 approx.), which is just 50 yuan lower than the launch price. The Aurora and Indigo Blue 64GB storage variants, on the other hand, are still priced at 1,399 yuan (Rs.14,900 approx.). Since the Lenovo Z5 is among the most popular budget smartphones in China currently, the price cut may help drive sales further. The upcoming Z5 Pro is not expected to be a direct successor to the Z5, so we expect the smartphone to continue to be on sale in China alongside the newer “Pro” model.
Will the Lenovo Z5 Arrive in India Soon?
Lenovo recently sent out invitations to a launch event in New Delhi on October 16. It is currently being speculated that the company could launch a successor to the K8 Note at the upcoming event. However, there is a possibility that Lenovo may rebrand the Lenovo Z5 as a K-series smartphone and launch it in the country. The Lenovo Z5 is undoubtedly a great budget Android smartphone and could prove to be a strong rival to the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. Since consumers in India have a wide range of options in the budget segment currently, Lenovo will need to price the smartphone competitively if it wants the device to be successful here.
The Lenovo Z5 runs on the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor as the Redmi Note 5 Pro but features a larger 6.2-inch notched IPS LCD display with a significantly higher screen-to-body ratio. In the camera department, it impresses with a 16MP + 8MP dual-camera setup at the rear with support for 4K Ultra HD video capture. However, the Lenovo Z5 only comes with an 8MP snapper on the front. In comparison, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 20MP front-facing camera. Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi Note 6 Pro, on the other hand, has an even more impressive 20MP + 2MP setup for selfies. Battery life is another area where the Xiaomi smartphone has an edge over the Lenovo Z5.