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Lenovo claims that the Z5 Pro GT took only 32 seconds to sell out

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT. (Source: 9to5Google)
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT. (Source: 9to5Google)
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is the first phone to be released with the 2019 flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. It had its first general release today (January 29) in China. The OEM claims that it took only 32 seconds for the Z5 Pro GT to sell out online.

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The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is the first Android phone to feature Qualcomm's most premium SoC for this year, the Snapdragon 855. It also has a triple-sensor rear camera, a sliding design similar to that of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and a 12GB RAM variant. Lenovo had originally planned to release this phone for general sale on January 24, 2019, but then delayed it until today (January 29). It seems that this risky strategy has paid off.

The Z5 Pro GT was offered for sale online in China at 10:00am to start off with. A reporter from MyDrivers noticed that the 'buy' button on the site in question became greyed out even before the clock hit 10:01. This evidence, apparently captured in a screenshot, indicated that all 220,000 units of the Z5 Pro GT had been purchased less than a minute into its first day of sales.

Later, Lenovo corroborated this discovery by releasing a Chinese-language poster reportedly asserting that all units of the Z5 Pro GT had indeed been sold - and that this had taken only 32 seconds. These units may not have been of the top-spec'd 12GB RAM SKUs; nevertheless, the enthusiasm for world-first Snapdragon 855 phones may have been strong today.

The screenshot suggesting that the Z5 Pro GT had sold out in under 1 minute, with the Lenovo poster possibly claiming the same. (Source: Gizmochina)
The screenshot suggesting that the Z5 Pro GT had sold out in under 1 minute, with the Lenovo poster possibly claiming the same. (Source: Gizmochina)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-01-29 (Update: 2019-01-29)