Lenovo Z5 Pro With Slide-out Camera Design, Snapdragon 710 AIE Turbo Processor Launched in China

The Lenovo Z5 Pro comes with a class-leading 95.06% screen-to-body ratio and a patented manual slider design. Prices start at approximately INR 21,200 in China for the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.


Lenovo today launched its latest “flagship” smartphone at an event held in Beijing, China. Dubbed Z5 Pro, the new smartphone features the world’s first patented manual slider design, similar to the recently launched Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 and Honor Magic 2. Thanks to the slide-out camera design, Lenovo has been able to achieve a whopping 95.06% screen-to-body ratio, higher than any other smartphone announced so far.

Lenovo Z5 Pro Price, Availability

The Lenovo Z5 Pro has been priced at 1,998 yuan (INR 21,200 approx.) in China for the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the other hand, the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of the smartphone is priced at 2,298 yuan (INR 24,400 approx.). The smartphone will be available for pre-order in China starting today and will go on sale at 00:00 hours on November 11. Lenovo has not announced any plans of bringing the Z5 Pro to markets outside China.

Lenovo Z5 Pro Specifications, Features

The Lenovo Z5 Pro features a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution, DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, 600 nits peak brightness, and HDR10 compliance. Unlike the manual slider mechanism on the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 and the Honor Magic 2, the one on the Z5 Pro is said to adopt a six-position guiding structure. Lenovo has tested the slider mechanism over 300,000 times, so durability is not likely to be a matter of concern for users. The smartphone comes with a fifth-generation optical in-display fingerprint sensor that is claimed to have the highest recognition rate of 99.92% and recognition time of just 0.2 seconds. In addition to the in-display fingerprint sensor, Lenovo Z5 Pro comes with IR Face Unlock as well.

When it comes to processing power, the Lenovo Z5 Pro isn’t quite on par with other smartphones with slide-out cameras. It runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 10nm octa-core processor, which is a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 636 powering the Lenovo Z5. In the memory department, Lenovo’s latest “flagship” smartphone will be available in two configurations – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. For further expansion up to 256GB, the Z5 Pro includes a microSD card slot as well.

In terms of optics, the Lenovo Z5 Pro features a 24MP + 16MP dual-camera setup on the back. The primary 24MP Sony IMX576 sensor and the secondary 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor are both coupled with a large f/1.8 aperture 6P Largan lens. To help users capture great photos and videos without putting in much effort, the Z5 Pro comes with a host of AI-assisted features. For selfies, the Lenovo Z5 Pro sports a 16MP + 8MP dual-camera setup on the front. The Lenovo Z5 Pro impresses in the audio department as well, thanks to Dolby Atmos support.

Connectivity-wise, the Lenovo Z5 Pro comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC, USB Type-C port, and 4G VoLTE. Surprisingly, however, the Z5 Pro does not come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Keeping the lights on is a 3350mAh capacity battery. As for software, the Lenovo Z5 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ZUI 10. While the new ZUI 10 custom user-interface does come with various improvements compared to the previous iterations, it is disappointing that the smartphone does not run the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box. That said, we do expect Lenovo to roll out an update to Android Pie in the near future.