Lenovo First to a Snapdragon 855 Cellphone with Announcement of Z5 Professional GT

In a shock announcement, Lenovo unveiled its new flagship cellphone in China: the brand new Z5 Professional. With out the truth that Lenovo additionally affords a GT model of the mannequin provided with the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the cellphone would have been nothing particular. This makes the Z5 Professional GT a real first S855 cellphone, and it appears to be the primary mobile phone with a chipset that shall be out there to shoppers.

Lenovo Z5 Professional

Z5 Professional
Z5 Professional GT

SoC
Snapdragon 710

2x Cryo 360 (CA75)

@ 2.2 GHz

6x Cryo 360 (CA55)

@ 1.7 GHz

Adreno 616

Snapdragon 855

1x Cryo 485 Gold (A76 By-product)
@ 2.84 GHz 1x512KB pL2

three x Cryo 485 Gold (A76 By-product)
@ 2.42 GHz three x 256 kb pL2

4x Cryo 485 Silver (A55 By-product)
@ 1.80GHz 4x128KB pL2

2MB sL3

Adreno 640

show
6.39 inches 2340 x 1080 (19.5: 9)
Samsung AMOLED

Dimensions
155.12 x 73.04 x 9.three mm
210 g

R.A.M.
6 GB LPDDR4X
6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X

NAND
64 GB / 128 GB
128GB / 256GB

battery
3350 mAh (12.89 Wh)
not replaceable

entrance digicam
16MP regular digicam

8MP infrared digicam

Reversing Cameras
24.8MP Sony IMX576
zero.9 μm m pixels native / 1.eight μm m pixels binning at 6.2 MP pixels
f / 1.eight aperture

16MP Sony IMX519
1.22 um pixels
f / 1.eight aperture

modem
Snapdragon X20 LTE (built-in)
2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Class 16/13)

SIM Measurement
Nanosim

Wi-fi
802.11a / b / g / n / AC 2×2 MU-MIMO,
BT 5.zero LE, NFC, GPS / Glonass / Galileo / BDS

connectivity
USB Kind-C

properties
Fingerprint sensor underneath the display screen, sliding display screen with out notch

Begin OS
ZUI10 based mostly on Android eight.1

Lenovo has launched the Z5 Professional in two variants. Externally, each models appear to look the identical and share the overwhelming majority of specs. The GT model differs in that it makes use of a better SoC worth. The common Z5 Professional comes with a Snapdragon 710 that represents Qualcomm's new Qualcomm SoC providing, which affords flagship-like options but is accessible at a cheaper price. The tradeoff is in efficiency, for the reason that 2 + 6 CPU configuration within the type of 2.2GHz A75 cores and 1.7GHz A55 cores doesn’t match the bigger and extra highly effective 1 + three + four configuration of the Snapdragon 855 matches

The common model is simply out there in a 6 GB RAM configuration in 64 GB or 128 GB reminiscence variations, whereas the GT model additionally has 6 GB or eight GB choices with the 128 bit reminiscence. GB reminiscence variant and moreover has an eight GB / 256 GB SKU.

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On the coronary heart of the design side of the Z5 Professional is the truth that it’s a full-size, bezel-free picture, achieved by a sliding mechanism. Lenovo will not be the primary on such a smartphone, as Honor with the Magic 2 was the primary, and Xiaomi adopted with the Mi MIX three. In reality, the Lenovo Z5 Professional is just like the Honor Magic 2 and Xiaomi Mi MIX three on this regard: All three have the identical Samsung AMOLED display screen specs of 6.39 "2340 x 1080. In reality, I might not be shocked if all three cellphone manufacturers are the identical show.

Whereas the on-screen slide mechanism permits a glare-free expertise as a result of the principle entrance cameras are positioned on the principle chassis beneath the display screen, the drawback of this design is that it offers the cellphone a substantial quantity of energy – just like Magic 2 and MIX three, the 9.5-inch and 210-gram Z5 Professional is fairly thick and heavy – with a comparatively commonplace 3350 mAh battery.

On the digicam aspect, the Z5 Professional affords two entrance cameras and two rear cameras. The 2 entrance models are outfitted with a traditional 16MP sensor and an 8MP infrared unit. Lenovo doesn’t appear to provide extra particulars concerning the entrance models, however seems to be nearer on the rear cameras.

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The rear models encompass two Sony sensors, a 24.8MP IMX576 and a 16MP IMX519. The configuration is kind of unusual right here, because the sensors don’t appear to supply totally different lens configurations – each are known as aperture models of 1: 1.eight. Lenovo affords a better light-receiving functionality of the 24.8MP sensor by reaching 2×2-pixel binning, leading to an efficient pixel pitch of 1.8μm.

Different options of the cellphone embrace a fingerprint sensor underneath the display screen. Sadly, that's about it. The principle port is USB-C, and the gadget lacks different specs, equivalent to a three.5mm headphone jack, and the screen-shift mechanism additionally makes it tough for the cellphone to help any IP ranking. There’s additionally no wi-fi charging.

Lenovo will pre-order as of December 20 and guarantees supply inside 7 days. The massive catch, in fact, is that the cellphone shall be primarily out there in China and won’t be a viable possibility for Western clients, because it doesn’t have the required LTE frequency bands.

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