Lenovo today added yet another product dubbed the Lenovo Z5s to its popular Z5 lineup. Apart from this triple-camera equipped handset, the smartphone maker also announced a refreshed version of the previously launched Z5 Pro called the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT. Unlike the older Z5 Pro, the new updated one is equipped with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 chipset. Lenovo Z5 Pro GT directly competes with the likes of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2. However, both these competitors feature previous-gen Snapdragon 845 SoCs. The new improved Lenovo Z5 Pro GT not only comes with an updated chipset but it also offers more RAM and enormous onboard memory.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT Specifications, Key Features
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT features a microcrystalline carbon fiber texture at the back which gives it a premium and somewhat gaming aesthetics. As mentioned earlier, the new Z5 Pro GT is essentially the same as the Snapdragon 710 chipset driven Z5 Pro but with refreshed internals. Like the previous Z5 Pro, the refreshed variant also features a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The display comes with HDR10 compliance, 600 nits peak brightness and a DCI-P3 color gamut coverage. The newly announced Z5 Pro also features the very same slider design with a six-position guiding structure.
Now, the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with Adreno 640 GPU. The Snapdragon 855 SoC is fabricated over the new 7nm manufacturing process which features new Kyro 485 and three-cluster architecture. At the launch event, Lenovo showed off the benchmark chart in which the Snapdragon 855 powered Z5 Pro GT is seen taking the lead. As per the scores, the SD855-fueled Lenovo Z5 Pro GT beats Apple’s A12 Bionic-driven iPhones and Kirin 980-powered Mate 20 lineup. The smartphone scored a remarkable 3,68,480 benchmarking points. The Mate 20 Pro and iPhone XS, on the other hand, scored 309,425 and 356,501 respectively.
In terms of memory, the all-new Lenovo Z5 Pro comes with up to 12 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512 GB of internal storage, making it the first smartphone to come with 12GB RAM. It features the same 24MP + 16MP dual-camera setup on the back as its standard variant. The rear camera features the world’s first computer vision ISP powered by Qualcomm Spectra 380. At the front, there is a 6MP + 8MP dual-camera setup for selfies. The smartphone comes with AI-assisted features which helps users to capture great photos and videos without putting in much effort.
All of this is backed by the same 3350mAh capacity battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ZUI 10 running on top. Other specifications include Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, NFC, USB Type-C port and 4G VoLTE. Sadly, the device still does not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT Price, Availability
The base variant of Lenovo Z5 Pro GT with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of memory is priced at 2,698 Yuan (roughly INR 27,689). The device also comes with 8GB of RAM having different internal storage configurations. The 8GB+128GB internal storage comes with a 2,998 Yuan price tag (roughly INR 30,768), while the 8GB+256GB variant will set you back 3,998 Yuan (approx. INR 41,031). On the other hand, the high-end variant which features 12GB of RAM and 512 GB storage has been priced at 4,398 Yuan (roughly INR 45,140).
Coming to the availability, Lenovo Z5 Pro GT will be up for pre-orders on January 1, 2019 at 10 AM in China. The sale, on the other hand, will commence on January 24. Lenovo has not announced any plans of bringing the Z5 Pro GT to markets outside China.