Update | The Lenovo Z5 will be Lenovo's next flagship, and it will feature both a bezel-less display and no notch
Update 3: The Lenovo Z5's launch date has been confirmed to be June 5. According to the company, it will be the next device in the former flagship Zuk series. It's also said to offer 45 days of standby time, and thirty minutes of talk time even when the battery is at 0%. Those, alongside the 4 TB of storage claim, seem a tad preposterous but we can only wait till the device is launched.
Update 2: Chang Cheng's latest post on Weibo has revealed camera samples of the Lenovo Z5, and they impress. The images have watermarks that read "Lenovo Z5 AI Dual Camera". This tells us that the Z5 will feature dual rear cameras—about par these days—and some sort of Artificial Intelligence software, although that may as well be a marketing gimmick used by OEMs now.
The images themselves show impressive dynamic and color reproduction, especially since they appear to be taken in low-light conditions—around dusk. You can check them out yourself below.
Update: Lenovo VP Chang Cheng has posted even more material on the Z5. His latest posts show the bottom of the device and claim that it will feature a mind-blowing 4 TB of storage. We're not sure how viable that proposition is on a smartphone, or how useful it would even be. A June unveil is confirmed, and some sources tout a June 14 date.
A few days ago, Lenovo's Vice President, Chang Cheng, teased a new device on Weibo. He's come back with more for our interested eyes, as his new post on Weibo gives us a better view of what we should expect from the device.
According to the latest post, the device is named the Z5. The Lenovo Z5 will be the company's major flagship for the year. What's most interesting about it, however, is the almost completely bezel-less design it sports. Going by the renders, the Z5 has little to no bezels on any part of the device. And no, there's no notch either.
That begs the question of where all the required hardware bits are located. Where's the selfie camera? The proximity sensor? It's a bit hard to pack all of those into a device that appears to be 99% screen. We've seen different takes on a bezel-less display but most of those have only appeared on concept phones.
Of course, there's a chance the final product ends up being not as impressive as these renders would have us believe. We'll see.