The Lenovo Z5 was hyped as one of the most bezel-less smartphones in the world. A teaser sketch of the smartphone actually showed that the device would not have any bezel either on the bottom or the top.
This would have been a really bold step for Lenovo because to remove the bottom bezel completely a very expensive foldable OLED panel has to be employed, just like the iPhone has. Many people had predicted that the phone would come with some out of the world specs and also a pop-up camera along with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
However, when the phone first debuted we saw that it had none of the features that were so highly anticipated. For one the phone had a sizeable chin along with a display notch at the top. There was no in-display fingerprint sensor but one at the back of the phone. The specs weren’t out of the world and were more akin to a mid-range smartphone.
Even so, the attractive price tag of the smartphone really became the pushing factor for sales. The first sale of the Z5 was over in about 2 minutes and the latest Blue Indigo Variant of the Z5 actually sold out in 50 seconds as per Lenovo’s Weibo account.
Quite clearly the phone’s starting price tag of 1,299 CNY (approx Rs 13,400) and more than decent specs have got people interested in the device. That isn’t the only thing though. There isn’t only one variant of the smartphone. There is also another variant which has more internal storage and it sells for 1,799 CNY.
Though it isn’t the revolutionary bezel-less design the world was hoping for, it is still a very good smartphone for its price tag. Selling out completely in 50 seconds is not something even Xiaomi has managed to do with its Redmi series. Lenovo also owns Motorola which also has not been able to beat this record.
Coming now to the specs of the device, we see that it has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. There is also a 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant as well.
The Lenovo Z5 also has a 6.2-inch 1080p display with a notch that is the company claims to be thinner than the one found on the Apple iPhone X. Even still, it would seem clear that OnePlus still retains its bragging rights when it comes to hardware specifications.
In any case, it would seem that Lenovo has a lot of questions to answer about misleading fans to believe that they were going to launch a smartphone, unlike anything the world has ever seen. . No clue as to when the phone will come to India. But when it does, will you be upgrading? Remember to sell your phone on Cashify before you do!