The Lenovo Group Vice President Chang Cheng first teased on his Weibo account that the device will boast the highest screen-to-body ratio smartphone ever existed in the market. The antenna lines on the side of the unit also suggest the device would have a metal unibody, rather than a glass rear-housing. The bottom bezel appears to feature a USB-C port.
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 organization asserts that it has accomplished four innovative leaps forward and 18 protected advancements through Lenovo Z5. This was achieved by reducing the space consumed by the antenna bands, camera, and size of bezels. While Lenovo is not talking about the hardware inside the Z5, it is nearly certain that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which nearly all high-end Android phones use. According to a report by GSMArena, Cheng will be making an official announcement about the Lenovo Z5 on 14 June, which is when we can expect to have more answers after the smartphone. The first removed the front camera, second removed earpiece by using piezoelectric ceramic driver for the earpiece and the Thord used in-display fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor could have easily been placed at the back but, rumours claim the smartphone will have an in-display fingerprint sensor. What's more interesting is to see that there aren't any cutouts for the earpiece and front camera.
Now that Cheng has confirmed the Lenovo Z5 moniker, it appears that the company doesn't have plans to market ZUK branded telephones again. The organization had a go at offering ZUK mobiles in China as of late however it didn't get a decent reaction from the majority.
Lenovo is reportedly working on a fully bezel-less smartphone to break away from the new trend of shipping smartphones with a notch.