Recently, Lenovo showed the concept of a slider-smartphone, whose front camera, when folded, is hidden behind the screen. In general, the device resembled the already released Oppo Find X, as well as the ones preparing for the release of Honor Magic 2 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. Today the video suddenly appeared on the network, where it is said that the working sample of the above slider is shown. Allegedly it will be Lenovo Z5 Pro. What is noteworthy, the mechanism is manually activated, and not automatically, as in Oppo Find X. Device characteristics are not reported, but, most likely, they will be slightly better than the Lenovo Z5.
The latter, recall, received a 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 2240: 1080, coverage of DCI-P3 color space and brightness of 700 cd/sq. A fairly smart Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 6 GB of operative and 64/128 GB of internal memory, a dual main camera with 16 megapixels and 8 megapixels with AI functions, an 8 megapixel front camera, a 3000 mAh battery with the ability to charge it from an 18W power adapter, and a pre-installed Android 8.1 OS with ZUI 4.0 interface.
Almost every modern manufacturer is forced to chase the “framelessness” of its smartphones. “Monobloe” is no surprise, and as practice showed, not everyone liked this decision. The pull-out module became a breath of fresh air in the world of “smartphone building”, but every company, judging by the available information, plans to use it in its own way. Today on the expanses of the Chinese platform for Weibo appeared a short video demonstrating the slider Lenovo Z5 Pro.
As you can see, Lenovo decided to follow the path Xiaomi. The slider of model Z5 Pro, as well as in Mi MIX 3, can be pulled out manually. The question of the longevity of the mechanism and the prevention of accidental triggers remains open. Note that the Lenovo Z5 Pro will be the first smartphone vendor from China, which will have a built-in screen fingerprint scanner.
The vice-president of the company shared the debut render of the future novelty. Judging by the image, a flash unit, a speech speaker grille and a front camera lens will be centered in the phone’s retractable block. Alas, the specifications, the design of the rear panel and the date of the smartphone’s release are not yet specified.
Since Lenovo Z5 has got a mobile processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Pro version can get either Snapdragon 660, or Snapdragon 670, or even Snapdragon 845. The fact that the future novelty will acquire the flagship platform of the American chip maker is hard to believe. But there are all kinds, so we will wait for new information about the device. And she will definitely appear. Lenovo Z5 manufacturer began to actively promote even a few weeks before the official announcement, even if not everything said in the course of the advertising campaign was confirmed in the long run.