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Lenovo Z5 price, release date and specs: The all-screen Lenovo phone is an edge-to-edge beauty

Alex Lee
18 May 2018
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Yes, it’s actually all-screen – here’s everything you need to know about the Lenovo Z5.

When most companies claim they’ve made an all-screen phone, what they often mean is that they’ve made an all-screen handset with a notch like the iPhone X, or a near-bezel-less phone like the Huawei P20 Pro. However, it seems that Lenovo has been hard at work to make the first actual all-screen phone, with no hideous notch in sight.

Lenovo’s latest flagship phone, the Lenovo Z5, first emerged on Chinese social media service Weibo in a post by Lenovo’s Vice President Chang Cheng. The teaser showed off two concept pictures of the device, which certainly looks very swish.

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So, what can we expect from the Lenovo Z5 and when can you get your hands on this all-screen beauty? Read on to find out everything we know so far about the Lenovo Z5, including UK price, release date, specs and features.

Lenovo Z5: Everything you need to know

Lenovo Z5 design and display: What does it look like?

The Lenovo Z5 concept sketches show that the phone has an all-display design, without the faintest whiff of a single bezel. And, unlike the iPhone X, there’s no notch either. The screen, according to Lenovo’s Vice President, has a 95% screen to body ratio.

It certainly looks the part, but it’s clear that there isn’t a front-facing camera on the Z5, and I can’t imagine there’s a place for the phone’s fingerprint sensor – at least on the front of the device. Little is known whether Lenovo will ditch the front-facing camera altogether or, alternatively, if there’s some fancy in-display camera tech involved. Lenovo could also opt for a similar mechanism to Vivo’s Apex concept phone – which has a pop-out front-facing camera – as well as an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The possibilities are endless.

Lenovo Z5 features: What’s inside?

We’re not sure yet, but Cheng has claimed that the Z5 will make use of “four technological breakthroughs” as well as “18 patented technologies”. If that isn’t just marketing gobbledigook, it looks like the company may have found a way to hide the sensors and speakers.

Again, the Z5 could adopt similar tech from the Vivo concept phone, and perhaps even have a vibrating screen to play audio, rather than conventional speakers – similar to the same teh inside some of Sony’s super-flat TVs.

Lenovo Z5 release date: When can you get your hands on it?

Probably not for a while, seeing as we have basically no information about the phone at the time of writing. Even if we did have a release date, you likely wouldn’t be able to get it in the UK anyway.

Lenovo usually only sells Lenovo-branded phones in Asia, and leaves the Motorola-branded phones for everyone else. Although hopefully, this won’t be the case with the Z5.

We will update this article as soon as we hear more official details about Lenovo’s mysterious all-screen phone.

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