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The Lenovo Z5 has been unveiled and it turns out Lenovo has been lying to us all

The Lenovo Z5 sports a notch. (Source: The Verge)
The Lenovo Z5 sports a notch. (Source: The Verge)
Over the past month, Lenovo carried out a subtly engaging media campaign for its upcoming device, the Z5. That device was unveiled yesterday, however, and it would seem that most of the company's claims were pure hogwash.
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Over the past month or so, we were bombarded with a series of leaks and teasers of the Lenovo Z5. Far from baseless, these little glimpses into the Lenovo device were provided by the company’s Vice President, Chang Cheng, so one would expect them to carry a reasonable amount of weight.

Apparently not. As teased, Lenovo finally unveiled the Z5 at an event in Beijing earlier yesterday—and let’s just say the final product was disappointing.

The original teasers led us to believe that the Z5 would be a completely bezel-less device, without a notch. It wasn’t just speculation either, as there were sketches and renders, posted by Chang Cheng nonetheless, that showed the device without a chin or notch. The final product is a far cry from that, however, as there’s a rather sizeable chin at the bottom, and an egregious notch nestled at the top. The device itself doesn’t even look anymore impressive than what we’ve seen from Samsung and Xiaomi in the recent past, although Lenovo claims it has a 90% screen-to-body ratio.

There were also rumors that it would come with a massive 4 TB of storage. That always seemed a tad preposterous, so it comes as no surprise that the Lenovo Z5 will, in fact, NOT come with that amount of storage. 

What you get with the Z5 is a device with a 19:9 1080p display, an unnamed octa-core Snapdragon chipset, dual 16 MP rear cameras, and a 3300 mAh battery—with 18 W fast charge support. The device comes in memory configurations of 6/64 GB and 8/128 GB, with prices starting at US$200.

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Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1995 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
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Ricci Rox, 2018-06- 6 (Update: 2018-06- 6)