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Budget slider smartphone Lenovo Z5 Pro now official

Lenovo Z5 Pro slider handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor (Source: Lenovo China)
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Source: Lenovo China)
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710-powered Lenovo Z5 Pro comes with a generous 6.39-inch display, 6 GB of memory, and a 16 MP + 24 MP main camera setup. With a slider design similar to the one used by the recently released Mi Mix 3, the Z5 Pro starts below the US$300 threshold (the variant with 64 GB internal storage).

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor seems to become a common presence in the mid-range sector rather quickly, but the slider smartphone design will probably remain a not-so-common choice across the entire market. However, the new Z5 Pro is the first handset by Lenovo that brings the aforementioned processor and design approach together.

Without further ado, these are the highlights of the Lenovo Z5 Pro:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 6 GB memory and 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage, apparently without microSD support
  • 6.39-inch display with 2,340 x 1,080 pixels
  • 95.06 percent screen-to-body ratio
  • 16 MP + 24 MP (f/1.8) dual camera on the back
  • 16 MP + 8 MP selfie shooter with IR face recognition
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
  • 3,350 mAh battery
  • ZUI 10.0 (on top of Android 8.1 Oreo for now)

The list of attractive and rather special features that the Lenovo Z5 Pro can provide includes dynamic adjustments for reduced background noise on calls, a game mode for reduced network latency and increased performance, as well as a "Deep Power Saving" night mode. Although the lack of a traditional 3.5 mm audio jack might keep some potential buyers away, it is worth mentioning that the similar — at least in terms of design — Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Huawei's Honor Magic 2 do not feature one, either.

The Lenovo Z5 Pro is expected to hit the market later this month in China for the equivalent of US$288 (64 GB) and US$331 (128 GB). It will probably reach other markets as well, but the launch dates and prices are not public yet. If you would like to see this handset in your market, tell us in the comments.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-11- 1 (Update: 2018-11- 1)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.