Chinese smartphone and electronics giant Lenovo has revised the launch date for the Lenovo Z5s, the newest smartphone from the company. As you might be aware, the device was supposed to be officially unveiled on December 6. Due to circumstances that remain under wraps, the launch date has now been postponed to December 18. Lenovo announced the change of dates in a series of posts made on Chinese social media website Weibo.
In case you have been following our coverage of the Lenovo Z5s, you might have read our last article on the device where we were going to live-blog the launch event of the handset. That launch, as you now know, did not materialize and now we have the official announcement from Lenovo where they announced the revised launch date.
Now that we know the revised launch date for the Lenovo Z5s let us take a quick look at the expected specifications of the device. Note that, as of now, we do not have the complete details of this device. Whatever we know about the handset, however, is listed below.
Lenovo Z5s Expected Specifications, Key Features
Thanks to several leaks in the past (none of them major ones), what we know is that the Lenovo Z5s might feature a near-bezel-less 6.3-inch Full HD+ display. The highlight of the panel is a small cutout at the top center of the display to house the front-facing camera. As far as the chipset is concerned, there are conflicting reports about this. While our own articles have discussed the possibility of the handset being powered by the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor, other sources have hinted at the possibility of the phone featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. A GSMArena report also discussed the probability of the device featuring either the Snapdragon 845 or a Snapdragon 855 chipset. While the latter (SD855) can almost certainly be ruled out, it seems we will need to wait until the launch to know the complete specifications of the device.
While the hardware specifications of the Lenovo Z5s remain under wraps, thanks to the leaked images of the device, we know for sure that it will feature a triple camera setup at the rear. That said, we still do not know the sensor that these cameras would use. It also remains to be seen whether the Z5s can rival the likes of the Huawei P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro when it comes to sheer imaging prowess. As for the battery, it is currently rumored that the Lenovo Z5s will get a 3210mAh battery with support for Quick Charge. The lack of a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel also indicates that the phone could feature an in-display fingerprint scanner.
As far as the software is concerned, we can expect the handset to ship with Android 8.1 Oreo with Lenovo’s custom UI atop. An eventual update to Android 9 Pie should also be in the offing.
Lenovo Z5s Expected Price, Availability
Looking at the specifications of the device, it is quite possible that Lenovo will position the Z5s as an upper mid-range handset. For us to predict the price correctly, however, it is important to know what chipset the device would eventually sport. By the looks of it, we might have to wait for the official launch date to predict the India price of the Lenovo Z5s (should Lenovo plan to bring the device to India).