The Lenovo Z5 smartphone is missing something important

Posted May 15, 2018

Lenovo vice-president Chang Cheng posted a teaser of an upcoming smartphone, dubbed as Lenovo Z5, on China's social networking website, Weibo.

If this is indeed a flagship smartphone, the Lenovo Z5 will take advantage of a Snapdragon 845, or at the very least, stick with the MediaTek Helio P60.

Credit: WeiboLike the iPhone X, the Z5 (in these concept images, anyway), has a display that adheres to the contours of the device's face. Therefore, we don't know if there's a notch or a bezel somewhere that makes some space for front-facing sensors. In other words, the handset might not have buttons, physical or otherwise, or a notch for the camera. A speaker can not be spotted in the teaser images so it is likely that Lenovo has used a piezoelectric speaker behind the display, which is similar to the Xiaomi's Mi MIX, the first smartphone to adopt such a cheaper. While that does look mighty impressive, it is only a portion of the smartphone that has been revealed. There is no new live photo or press render available, just this sketch of the yet-to-be-unveiled Lenovo Android phone. That perhaps applies more for the bottom which is where the OLED display adapter is placed. It will be interesting to see if Lenovo has found a way to do away with that. He wrote that "Lenovo Z5 will have a screen ratio of 95 percent, it will include four technological breakthroughs and 18 patented technologies".

Lenovo has teased a new arrival that might top Apple's iPhone X in a bid to deliver a true all-screen smartphone. It remains to be seen how exactly the company achieved this and we will be taking a closer look at the compromises that have been accompanied by bringing the bezels down to such a level.