Computex 2018: Lenovo Z5 launched with Snapdragon 636 and a Notch

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Lenovo Z5 was supposed to be the phone everyone was dreaming of. Sadly it isn’t and we are a bit disappointed, thanks to the notch mostly. Maybe we could’ve appreciated it a bit more because it looks really good on paper but just not what we were expecting.

Jumping into the looks, the Lenovo Z5 has a 6.2-inch display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and a notch alongside. You also get a glossy back with a fingerprint sensor, vertical aligned dual camera setup and a flash. This setup at the back looks similar to the iPhone X. The inside is packed with a 3300mAh battery with 18W fast charge support.

Internals include the Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU. It also comes with a beefy 6GB of RAM and a 64 or 128GB unexpandable internal storage. Did you really expect 4TB of storage? The front features an 8MP sensor, whereas the back gets dual 16MP+8MP camera setup.

The smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with ZUI 4.0 on top. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB C port for charging and data transfer. Coming back to the disappointment, it’s a 6.2-inch 1080×2246 pixel panel with a screen to body ratio of 83.6%.

Lenovo z5 snapdragon 660Not only does it have a notch, but it also has a pretty huge side bezel. Then again, it’s our fault for trusting all the leaks so what can we do, really, what can we do? It’s a good phone for the price, but the reality was a bit too much for our expectation.

Lenovo has priced the device well with the 6GB/64GB version costing you just over $200, and $80 more for the 128GB. It will be available for purchase starting June 12 in China, the same day Vivo is expected to announce its all display phone, something the Z5 couldn’t deliver on.

Read more: Computex 2018 Coverage