Lenovo Z5s Roundup: From Launch Date to Expected Specs, Here’s What We Know So Far


The Lenovo Z5s continues to elude and tease eager smartphone enthusiasts. Lenovo Group is certainly readying an interesting and capable Android smartphone, with some industry-leading features. However, the device is yet to be completely revealed in all its glory. This leaves eager buyers to rely on rumors and reports about the Lenovo Z5s that keep surfacing online.

We at MSP Gear have been closely following the developments and news reports that concern the Lenovo Z5s. The Android smartphone, which may initially launch only in China, would be one of the first commercially available Android smartphones to feature a ‘Punch Hole’ display that houses the front-camera. Incidentally, the device was to launch in the first week of December. However, the launch was postponed, and now, the device may officially launch in the next few days. Here’s a complete roundup of all the details about the specifications, features, expected price and availability of the Lenovo Z5s.

The Lenovo Z5s Will Arrive With A Punch-Hole Design That Rivals Samsung Galaxy’s Infinity-O Display

The Lenovo Z5s ushers in a new era of smartphones that ditch the display notch design introduced by Apple Inc. Several Android smartphones, right from the entry-level to the premium segment, sported the notched display. Subsequently, several Chinese smartphone makers developed the ‘Dewdrop’ or ‘Halo’ design which was essentially a minimalistic round notch that housed the front-camera. A few manufacturers makers even deployed a complex slide-out or pop-out camera design as well.

Now companies like Lenovo, and even Samsung with the next year’s flagship Samsung Galaxy S10, are working on the next evolutionary step to minimize bezel thickness as well as eliminate the notch. The Z5s, which succeeds the Lenovo Z5, will have a superior design, and thanks to the ‘Punch-Hole’ display design, a much higher screen to body ratio.

The Lenovo Z5s To Pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 To Beat Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition

A new teaser poster reportedly taunted Xiaomi for embedding a Qualcomm Snapdragon 6XX Series processor in the Mi 8 Lite. This essentially means that Lenovo would go a notch above. We believe the company could be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, which sits above the Snapdragon 6XX processors. Incidentally, the Snapdragon 710 is an increasingly popular choice for mid-range Android smartphones.

Besides the Snapdragon 710 chipset, the Lenovo Z5s could pack 6GB or perhaps even 8GB RAM. Interestingly, alongside the standard variant, a Zhu Yi Long Special Edition of Lenovo Z5s will also be announced at the same time. The special edition of the smartphone may pack more RAM and internal storage. Quite recently, OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition was launched with 10GB RAM.

The Lenovo Z5s To Feature Triple Rear Camera Setup

A leaked image of the device recently indicated 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.

We are confident that Lenovo would offer variation in the lenses to ensure a wide variety of options in mobile photography. While the primary lens would be large, it would be complimented by a wide angle lens and third would offer depth of field information. As per a few rumors, the Lenovo Z5s may come with 13MP+5MP+2MP rear camera array. The front Punch-Hole design may house an 8MP camera for selfies and video-calling.

Lenovo Z5s Rumored Specs, Features

The previously leaked images and the spy videos indicate the Lenovo Z5s just might pack an in-display fingerprint scanner. As for the display, we expect Lenovo might embed a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2240×1080 pixels.

Lenovo Z5s

The Lenovo Z5s could easily ship with the latest Android 9 Pie. However, it will certainly have Lenovo’s own ZenUI custom skin. A 3,210mAh capacity non-removable battery with Quick Charge support could run the Lenovo smartphone.

Lenovo Z5s Expected Price, Availability

Looking at the specifications, the Lenovo Z5s appears to be a capable and premium-looking, upper-mid range Android smartphone. We suspect Lenovo might restrict the Android handset to China.

The Lenovo Z5s is expected to launch on December 18, which is just a few days away. The company should confirm all the details of the smartphone, including exact specifications, features, price and availability at the launch event. Needless to mention, the Lenovo Z5s is one of the few devices that has successfully remained shrouded in mystery for a very long time