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The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has had its general release delayed

The Z5 Pro GT joined a very short list of 2018 slider phones on its debut. (Source: Lenovo)
The Z5 Pro GT joined a very short list of 2018 slider phones on its debut. (Source: Lenovo)
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is a long name to say (or type out), but for the Snapdragon 855, a triple camera and as much as 12GB of RAM it may be worth it. It had been launched in December 2018, with a general release planned for January 24. However, this date has now been put back by 5 days.

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT name is an insanely powerful device - on paper, at least. It is powered by the newest Qualcomm processor flagship, the Snapdragon 855. Besides this impressive spec, it boasts triple rear cameras, runs Android 9.0 (Pie) and can feature up to 12GB of RAM. This variant also comes with 512GB of fixed storage. Lastly, like the OPPO Find X or Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, it even has a sliding mechanism. Therefore, this new premium device may be of as much interest internationally as it may be in its initial market, China.

The Z5 Pro GT was launched in Beijing on December 18, 2018. Plans for a pre-order phase that begins tomorrow (January 15, 2019) followed by a general release on January 24 were shared at this event. However, new reports indicate that the latter date has been postponed. They claim that the release date for this phone is now January 29. This change affects the major Chinese retailer, Jingdong Mall.

Apparently, this outlet has also had its pre-order event for the Z5 Pro GT pushed back to January 22. It is not clear why Lenovo has made this decision. The development is also not an encouraging sign for the phone's availability on a more global scale. However, we do know that when the Z5 Pro GT is eventually released, the 12/512GB variant will cost 4398 yuan (or about US$650). There are also 6/128GB, 8/128GB and 8/256GB versions that may be easier on the pocket: they are said to cost 2698 yuan ($399), 2998 yuan ($443) and 3398 yuan ($503) respectively.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-01-14 (Update: 2019-01-14)