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Lenovo Z5: The all-hype, top-notch lie destined to fail

by | Jun 7, 2018 | Smartphones

We don’t normally push take-down pieces here at Typist Tech, but for shitty moves like the one Lenovo just pulled, I need to draw the line.

First off, the anger you’re sensing comes from a journalistic standpoint. We’ve covered the recently announced phone release, the Lenovo Z5, and therefore contributed to the hype train that had patrons and pundits alike believing that Lenovo is to serve us with a completely bezel-less phone much like the Vivo Apex Phone. We owe to our readers a choice level of accuracy and factuality to the bits of news we report.  Obviously, when we reported on this new Lenovo phone, we’re left in the dark about this straight-up deception; if you read on it, and jumped on the belief that Lenovo is packing some serious machine, we’re sorry.

Lenovo’s new flagship comes with insane 95% screen-to-body ratio

To the uninitiated, Lenovo just announced the Lenovo Z5, the phone in question. Usually, it’s some new innovation or a promising spec sheet that’s highlighted in announcements as such, but with this one, it’s the fact that, 1.) it’s not bezel-less, and 2.) it doesn’t have an on-screen fingerprint scanner like the teaser photo might suggest.

Lenovo’s VP, Chang Cheng, has been aggressive about promoting the phone, taking to Weibo to say that the phone boasts “four technological breakthroughs” and “18 patented technologies”. Cheng even posted the front of the phone to the Chinese social network. This all but confirms that there is clear intent from Lenovo in misleading its audience.

We’ll do what’s due us on this article and share with you some of the phone’s specs and pricing, but that will be it. I, personally, don’t support this brand any longer. Every sliver of excitement I felt for the release is now replaced with frustration and disbelief. This brand doesn’t deserve my recommendation, much more my money.

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If Lenovo still sits well with you and would like to know more about the phone, check out the specs and pricing details below.

  • 6.2-inch 18.7:9 FHD+ IPS display @ 2246 x 1080 pixels, 90% screen-to-body ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core processor
  • Adreno 509 GPU
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64/128GB Internal storage
  • 16MP + 8MP dual rear cameras with LED Flash
  • 8MP f/2.0 aperture front camera
  • Dual-SIM (Nano)
  • WiFi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • ZUI 3.9 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 3,300mAh battery
  • 153 x 75.65 x 7.85mm
  • 165g

The Lenovo Z5 6/64GB variant is priced at CNY 1,399 (~Php 11,448) while the 6/128GB one is priced at CNY 1,799 (~Php 14,722). Local pricing and availability are yet to be announced. It will be available in China come June 12th.

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Armando Dela Cruz

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