The Lenovo Z5 Pro, a new handset from Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has been in the news for quite some time now. We first heard of the Z5 Pro a little over a month ago in September shortly after the Honor Magic 2 was teased by Huwaei/Honor at IFA 2018. Back then, it was Lenovo’s Vice President Chang Cheng who teased the Z5 Pro. Just a week after that, a video showcasing the design aspects of the phone was uploaded on Chinese video sharing websites. Since then, there have been a series of leaks around the Lenovo Z5 Pro. The latest in the series of leaks claims that the soon-to-be-announced device will feature a bunch of important audio features. Let’s see what these features are.
Lenovo Z5 Pro: AI intelligent noise reduction and Dolby Panoramic Sound
As evident from the sub-title above, the Lenovo Z5 Pro is almost confirmed to get what is being referred to as ‘AI Intelligent Noise Reduction’ and ‘Dolby Panoramic Sound’. The availability of these new features was confirmed after Lenovo’s vice president and the head of the mobile phone business in China uploaded a poster of the Z5 Pro to Weibo – the Chinese alternative for Twitter.
While it is not clear as to what the Noise Reduction feature would be used for, it is now assumed that with this feature, the Z5 Pro would be able to identify the environment in which you are and filter out the unnecessary ambient noises and sounds around you; making the listening experience better for the person at the other end of the line.
As for the ‘Dolby Panoramic Sound’ feature, when I looked up for the feature on Dolby’s own website, the only thing I could come up with was the Dolby Pro Logic IIx panorama mode. This had nothing to do with mobile phones and was designed for home theater systems. Upon closer inspection of the leaked posters, though, I was able to figure out that the ‘Panoramic Sound’ was nothing but support for Dolby Atmos, which as you might be aware, is available for mobile devices. You can read about Dolby Atmos in detail here.
Lenovo Z5 Pro: Expected Specifications
From what is currently known, the Lenovo Z5 Pro would be flagship grade device that would be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The phone is likely to get a version with at least 8GB of RAM. The talking point of the handset, however, would be the slider mechanism that it would sport. It remains to be seen whether this mechanism would be better than the ones we saw on the competing devices like the Oppo Find X and the soon-to-be-launched Honor Magic 2 and the Mi Mix 3.
The display on the Lenovo Z5 Pro is likely to be a 6.42-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is expected to ship with a 4000mAh battery and will also sport a 20MP+16MP dual camera setup at the rear and a 25MP front-facing camera.
The Lenovo Z5 Pro is set to be officially unveiled in China on November 1 and for at least the foreseeable future, would be only available in China. There are chances, however, that the device could eventually make it to India. If it does, you can expect the phone to be priced above the INR 50,000 mark.