In December last year, Lenovo left us all surprised by releasing the Z5 Pro. The handset was the first smartphone to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. And roughly after 6 months later, Lenovo surprised us all over again. And this time with the Lenovo Z6 Pro. This latest smartphone comes with all the top-tier features, which only a few of the smartphone manufacturers are managing to provide.
Most of the smartphone manufacturers are striving to provide multiple camera setup on their device. In that trend, quad-camera setup on the rear panel is still a rare feature. But Lenovo went all out and included a total of four cameras on the back. The primary camera on this device employs a 48MP sensor and an f/1.8 lens.
The second camera uses an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 16MP sensor. An 8MP shooter has also been provided for lossless telephoto zooming. Apart from that, Lenovo has included a 2MP dedicated video camera with OIS to enhance the quality of the videos. Lastly, there is a ToF 3D camera for better edge detection in the portrait images and for the Augmented Reality (AR). As far as the selfie camera is concerned, a 32MP shooter on the front handles the job.
That’s all about the camera hardware. Even on the software part, there are plenty of features. Super Night Scene, Super Macro, and Super Wide Angle features are few of the many.
On the performance side, Lenovo has Snapdragon 855, the best chipset for an Android smartphone out there. And to complement the performance, Lenovo has included 6GB RAM, which goes all the way up to 12GB on the highest-end variant. Talking about the storage, users will have a choice between 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
With this setup, the handset is obviously powerful. So users can all sort of top tiers games on this device. With high workloads, the device also produces a significant amount of heat. And to ensure better heat dissipation and to keep the temperature of the device low, Lenovo claims it has integrated “PC-grade Coldfront liquid cooling system”.
The Lenovo Z6 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch Super AMOLED display complemented by Full-HD+ resolution. The AMOLED display on the Z6 Pro also supports features like DCI-P3 color gamut, DC Dimming, and HDR 10. The Z6 Pro also comes with narrow bezels around the display with a tiny notch on the top. Although the image might have truly portrayed the size of the notch, there are still good reasons to be suspicious about the size of the bezels. Render images are often deceptive when it comes to the size of the bezels.
Under the display rests an in-display fingerprint, which happens to be optical one unlike the Galaxy S10/S10+. The fingerprint sensor comes with a bigger recognition area and also comes with the ability to detect the wet fingers.
Battery, Software & Connectivity
Fueling the device is a 4000mAh battery, which also comes with a 27-watt fast charging. The phone employs a USB Type-C for charging the battery and for file transfer. On the software side, the phone boots with Android Pie with Lenovo’s custom skin ZUI on the top. The software on the device has also managed to include features like Game Turbo mode to enhancing the gaming performance.
The phone has also excelled on the connectivity front. The Z6 Pro comes with dual-SIM support, Dual-frequency GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, and 3.5mm headphone jack. To ensure better audio capabilities, Lenovo has also included aptX HD audio codec support and Dolby Atmos support.
Lenovo Z6 Pro specifications
- Dsplay: 6.39-inch (1080 × 2340 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED HDR10 display with DCI-P3 color gamut; 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Snapdragon 855; 7nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-Core (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485)
- GPU: Adreno 640
- RAM: 6GB/8GB/2GB LPDDR4x RAM
- Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
- Software: Android 9.0 (Pie) with ZUI 11
- Rear Camera: (48MP wide-angle, f/1.8, PDAF) + (16MP ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2) + (8MP telephoto camera, f/2.4) + (2MP super video camera, f/1.8, 2.9um, OIS) + ToF camera, LED Flash
- Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.0
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack, Dolby Atmos
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS (L1 + L5 dual band) + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging
Price & Availability
Talking about the price, the base variant (6/128GB) is priced at CNY 2,899 ($430). The 8/128GB and 12/512GB variant accordingly demands a price of CNY 2,999 ($450) and CNY 4,799 ($715) respectively.
The phone will come in Red and Green color variants and will go on sale in China starting from 29th of April, 2019. There is no information regarding the launch of the device outside of China. Lenovo also has plans to bring a 5G variant of the device but there is no solid information regarding the launch date yet.