Monday, 17 December, 2018

Lenovo Z5 sketch with almost 100% screen-to-body ratio revealed

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Theresa Hayes | 13 May, 2018, 11:42

According to the teaser, the phone appears to come packed inside a metallic frame which is the reason there are antenna bands on the sides of the device.

Among the other bits and pieces of the new Z5 that is evident from the teaser pic released recently on Weibo include a USB Type-C port along the bottom.

Cheng refers to a "new national flagship declaration", and links to a second Weibo post - including the render at the bottom of the page - that also references design challenges and breakthroughs. The company's largest sales come from its mid-range K-series and the S-series and with the Z5, Lenovo hopes to set up its business in its home country again. This was achieved by reducing the space consumed by the antenna bands, camera, and size of bezels.

The earphone can be integrated just below the screen's surface using a piezoelectric driver available to component suppliers and already used by the Xiaomi Mi Mix rival. So, although Lenovo is not talking about the hardware of the phone, it could be powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor which nearly all high-end Android phones use.

Now go back in past and remember the Vivo Apex, Mi Mix and Vivo X20 Plus UD.

There's no word on when Lenovo plans to unveil the Z5, but rumblings in the rumor mill suggest it might be sometime in June. Vivo already offers the feature in its X21 series phones though notably, Samsung is yet to ideal the technology for inclusion on its Galaxy S range of flagship smartphones. However, this design might pop-up few questions like Where's the front camera or the speakers or the proximity sensors. Be that as it may, it won't have any score like many other mobiles launching today. So it would be interesting to see how Lenovo makes up the space for the front camera and earpiece without disturbing the screen expanse. Lenovo might be channeling Apple's courage and planning to remove it altogether! The sketch reveals that the Z5 won't have a notch, and the bezels will be evenly spread out on all sides.