Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has been launched by the Chinese maker as the world’s first smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. While we have seen companies like Samsung and OnePlus coming up with the first smartphone running on Qualcomm’s flagship processor, Lenovo has taken the lead this time around, with the next year still being a couple of weeks ahead. Moreover, Lenovo has also launched a lighter version of the device dubbed as the Lenovo Z5s, which is the company’s first smartphone to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 701 processor.
With the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, Lenovo has also taken a big leap when it comes to offering flagship as well as high-end features in its smartphones. The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT seems to be a beast of a smartphone since it is also available with up to 12GB of RAM while it has also become Lenovo’s first smartphone to use slider mechanism for the cameras in order to achieve a full display front, as well. The 12GB RAM version of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has been claimed to support 50 apps running in the background.
The slider at the front of Lenovo Z5 Pro GT also houses the infrared (IR) based face unlock for biometrics and earpiece while the rear dual camera module is present at the back panel of the smartphone. Another highlight of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is the in-display fingerprint scanner and all in all, the Lenovo seems to have integrated all the major features introduced this year into one smartphone to end the year with a bang.
Interestingly, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC is backed by the Snapdragon X50 modem, which means that the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT can support 5G connectivity, as well. However, this version of the smartphone doesn’t support 5G connectivity and we expect that Lenovo will soon launch a 5G version of its new flagship at the beginning of next year.
Also, the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT features a Carbon Back with carbon fiber finish covered with a glass featuring Red and Black accents on all the sides similar to what we see in a sports car. It should also be noted that Lenovo has been almost a non-existent player in the premium flagship segment but with the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, the smartphone maker has indeed made a dent, although a late one.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT Specifications
6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED (1080 × 2340 pixels resolution) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 95.06 per cent screen-to-body ratio, 2.07 mm ultra narrow bezels and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Qualcomm Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm processor clocked up to 2.84GHz and paired with Adreno 640 GPU for graphics
6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of internal storage, 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of internal storage, 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB of internal storage and 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 512GB of internal storage versions.
Dual SIM connectivity and In-display fingerprint sensor
Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box with ZUI 10 on top
16MP primary rear camera with Sony IMX519 sensor, Dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 24MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and Sony IMX576 sensor
16MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 8MP IR Camera which also supports Face unlock
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT measures 155.12×73.04×9.3 mm and weighs 210 grams
Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), USB Type-C audio, Dolby Atmos, USB Type-C, NFC support
3350mAh inbuilt battery with fast charging support
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT price and availability
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has been priced at 2698 yuan (Rs. 27,780 approx.) for the 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of internal storage version, 2998 yuan (Rs. 30,865 approx.) for the 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of internal storage version and 3398 yuan (Rs. 34,985 approx.) for the 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB of internal storage version. On the other hand, the top-end model with 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 512GB of internal storage is priced at 4398 yuan (Rs. 45,280 approx.).
While the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT will be available for bookings starting from January 15, 2019 in China, it will go on sale in the country from January 24. There has been no word on its availability in India, for now, however, we do expect Lenovo to launch the 5G version of its new flagship here, next year.
As mentioned above, along with the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, the company has also launched the Lenovo Z5s which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. Other highlights of this premium handset include, triple rear cameras, waterdrop display notch and more.
Lenovo Z5s specifications
6.39-inch Full HD+ LTPS (1080 × 2340 pixels resolution) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, 92.6 per cent screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass Protection
Qualcomm Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm processor clocked at up to 2.2GHz and paired with Adreno 616 GPU for graphics
4GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of internal storage, 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of internal storage, 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of internal storage versions, all supporting expandable storage up to 256GB with microSD card
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) connectivity and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box with ZUI 10 on top
16MP primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, Dual-tone LED flash, Phase Detection autofocus (PDAF), an 8MP telephoto lens featuring f/2.4 aperture for 2x zoom and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture for portrait shots and depth effect
16MP front camera with, autofocus, AI Beauty and f/2.0 aperture
Splash Resistant (P2i) rating
Lenovo Z5s measures 156.7×74.5×7.85 mm and weighs 172 grams
Dual 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm audio jack, Dirac audio, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), GPS + GLONASS, Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C support
3300mAh inbuilt battery with fast charging support
Lenovo Z5s price and availability
The Lenovo Z5s has been priced at 1398 yuan (Rs. 14,410 approx.) for the 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of internal storage while the 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of internal storage version is priced at 1598 yuan (Rs. 16,475 approx.). On the other hand, the 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of internal storage version of the Lenovo Z5s is priced at 1898 yuan (Rs. 19,565 approx.). The smartphone has been launched in Gray, Titanium Crystal Blue and Honey Orange colour options.
While the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT will be available for bookings starting from December 18, 2018 in China, it will go on sale in the country from December 24. There has been no word on its availability in India, for now, however, we do expect Lenovo to launch this premium here, next year.
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With the launch of Lenovo Z5 Pro GT and Lenovo Z5s, the smartphone maker will be looking to make a comeback in the premium segment, and from what we can see, if the global pricing of both the smartphones remain similar, the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT and Lenovo Z5s could indeed turn out to be two of the top-selling smartphones in the coming year.