Chinese electronics and smartphones giant Lenovo has not been too active in the mobile phones space of late. The company, it seems, was concentrating more on its prized acquisition – Motorola and generally minding its larger personal computing and notebooks division. That no longer seems to be the case. After a rather long-ish period of lull, Lenovo recently announced several new handsets (including a few in India).
In China, the company’s home turf, Lenovo has constantly been losing market share to more competitive players like Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. In what is being seen as a bid to establish its presence in the smartphones space once again, Lenovo recently announced and launched a new smartphone in China. The handset, as you might have guessed is the new Lenovo Z5 Pro. And if the initial response from the market is any indication, this new device seems to have received largely favorable reviews. In fact, there is so much interest in the new phone; it seems people cannot wait to get their hands on the device.
Lenovo Z5 Pro Pre-orders Exceed 5 Lakh Mark
According to our friends at GizmoChina, since the Lenovo Z5 Pro was introduced in China on November 01, the device has received more than 500,000 reservations. The sale of the handset is set to commence from November 11. Consumers will be able to buy the handset in two memory versions: a base 64GB version and a pricier 128GB variant. In case you did not understand, the Z5 Pro is being positioned as a premium mid-range offering, and you will need a reservation to be eligible to buy the handset. As far as the pricing goes, we know that the base version of the device has been priced at 1998 Yuan (INR 21,000) while the 128GB variant will cost 2298 Yuan (INR 24,000). And lest we forget, the handset only comes in a single black color variant.
What’s the big deal about the Lenovo Z5 Pro?
To start with, we need to understand that the Z5 Pro is actually an enhanced version of an earlier handset released by the company. That handset rather obviously named Lenovo Z5 also received positive response from users following which Lenovo decided to up the ante and come up with this new ‘Pro’ version. As far as the USP of the Z5 Pro is concerned, it gets a slider design. This is quite similar to the slider implementations we saw on devices like the new Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, the Honor Magic 2 and the slightly older Oppo Find X.
Lenovo Z5 Pro: Specs, Features
As far as the rest of the specifications of the Lenovo Z5 Pro is concerned, let us first start off by talking about the processor. This handset is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset that is currently the most powerful mid-range chip in their range. Both the 54GB and128GB versions of the handset get 6GB of RAM – ample for a mid-ranger. The handset, however, does not get a MicroSD card slot.
As for the display, what we get here is a 6.39-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels in the tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone ends up with a screen-to-body ratio of 95.06 percent. Another USP of the device is the in-display fingerprint reader.
The imaging department is handled by a 16-megapixel + 24-megapixel dual camera setup at the rear and a 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel combination as the front-facing camera. All this relatively potent hardware is handled by a large-ish 3350mAh battery with fast charging support. Oh, and lest we forget, the device does not get a 3.5mm audio jack.
There is no word if the Lenovo Z5 Pro would ever make it to India.