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Lenovo Z5 with notched display and Snapdragon 636 launched: Price and specifications - nairrk - 06-05-2018


Lenovo Z5 is now official and disappointingly, it does not turn out to be as promising as it was in teasers. After teasing the renders and specifications for almost a month, Lenovo has made its Z5 smartphone official in China. At an event held in Beijing, Lenovo announced Z5 as another mid-range smartphone embracing the thin-bezel design rather than the promised truly bezel-less smartphone.

It features a 6.2-inch display with a notch and a bottom chin which is in total contrast to what the company VP Chang Cheng was teasing leading up to today’s launch event. The display features a resolution of 2240×1080 pixels, which translates to a taller aspect ratio of 18.7:9. While renders predicted it will get rid of bezels, the actual smartphone includes both a notch as well as a bottom chin. The smartphone totally defies the notion of a true bezel-less smartphone design and proves that it is not easy to make one.

Like most other smartphones in the market, the Lenovo Z5 also features a metallic frame with glass back. It has a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass at the front as well as rear and is being offered in black, blue, and aurora color options. The aurora color option, in particular, is interesting since it changes the hue according to light falling on it and can change the tone from blue to purple.

Lenovo, however, can get away with that when you consider the price. Lenovo Z5 is starts at RMB 1,299 (around Rs 13,500) for the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. Another variant with same memory configuration is priced at RMB 1,399 (around Rs 14,500) while the variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at RMB 1,799 (around Rs 18,500).

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