A truly bezel-less smartphone, different from the run of the mill bezel-less designs, is what Lenovo Mobile has teased the world with for weeks. But what the company has delivered is a smartphone that, while bezel-less by the standard yardstick, is not true to the teasers. The Lenovo Z5 has a display notch and a chin.
The Z5 is now official, but leaves a sour taste in the mouth. It turns out that it is quite different from what the company has been teasing us with. This is what Lenovo delivered:
Lenovo Z5 is still a beautiful smartphone (well, minus that unsightly notch); all bezel-less smartphones are beautiful. The Z5 just isn’t what we were sold. It isn’t the super-sleek, full-display-slapped-on-the-front device that the whole mobile world has been excited about for weeks now.
So, instead of us talking about the features of specifications of this phone, we are here talking about how Lenovo lied and tried to scam us. Sad; isn’t it?
I have no idea what Lenovo Mobile was hoping to achieve with this sort of deception, but it isn’t likely to go down well. This looks like all the trappings of a public relations nightmare for the smartphone manufacturer.
This leaves us deflated. The promise of 95% screen-to-body ratio is out the window, and while the Z5 may be a decent smartphone, it will be remembered more for the decepticons, sorry deceptions, that the company pulled off in preparation for its announcement.
Lenovo Z5 Specs
The notch deception aside, the Lenovo Z5 Android smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, and has 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, a rear dual camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, and a 3300 mAh battery coupled with 18W fast battery charging.
Lenovo Z5 Price
In India, the Z5 costs Rs. 13,600. If you would like to buy Lenovo Z5 in Nigeria though, you will have to hunt around or order from one of the international online retailers and have it shipped in.
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