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Lenovo S5 Pro debuts in China, dual camera with 2X optical zoom in tow

Lenovo S5 Pro Android smartphone with dual camera setup with 2X optical zoom (Source: Android Authority)
Lenovo S5 Pro (Source: Android Authority)
With a 6.2-inch full HD+ display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, the Lenovo S5 Pro also brings two dual camera setups (one on each side) in the sub-US$200 price range, something that no major brand managed to do so far. Sadly, this handset might remain exclusively available in China.

A dual camera setup on each side, a generous display, a mid-range processor, 6 GB of memory for less than the equivalent of US$200 coming in the shape of a handset by a major brand might look like an impossible dream, but this is exactly what Lenovo managed to achieve with the new S5 Pro.

The aforementioned handset will go on sale in China tomorrow and, in case you were wondering, its list of specs and features includes the following:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory/Storage: 6 GB; 64 GB/128 GB internal, with microSD support up to 256 GB
  • Display: 6.2-inch with 2,246 x 1,080 pixels (18.7:9 aspect ratio)
  • Cameras: main camera with 12 MP + 20 MP and F/1.8 + F/2.6 aperture lens, 2X optical zoom, autofocus, HDR and a 20MP + 8MP selfie shooter, both with AI support
  • Operating system: ZUI 5.0 (based on Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh, 15 W fast charge support

In addition to the above, there is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, infrared face ID support, and it all comes for the equivalent of less than US$190 (CN¥1,298, to be accurate).

Although the images produced by this handset are far from what a flagship can deliver nowadays, Lenovo's new phone will surely find its place in the crowded Chinese market. It only remains to see if the S5 Pro will also be launched in other markets. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-10-22 (Update: 2018-10-22)
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.