The Smartphone market is always evolving with new trends and technologies. As we know the slider phone is a thing from the past and has a long history with polyphonic ringtones and BlackBerry’s scroll wheel. Today, Lenovo launched Z5 Pro which is slider phone revived by manufacturers and another notch-free made for China.
It has a screen to body ratio just like in high-end phones and just like the pop-up selfie cameras on Oppo Find X where the entire screen moves down to reveal a camera. The most interesting thing about the phone is its price which starts at $290 instead of $475. It is due to having Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 710 chipset alongside 6GB of RAM. The display is 6.39-inch 2,340 x 1,080 AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a 3,350 mAh battery.
The handset also comes with Dolby Atmos support through both speakers, but in case of hands-free, you’ll need to plug in the bundled USB-C to 3.5mm adapter. It supports dual Nano SIM slots and NFC. Talking about the cameras, The rear side cameras consists of a 16MP 1.22um f/1.8 main camera plus a 24MP 0.9um f/1.8 secondary camera. The second camera is used for AI-enhanced low-light photography using pixel binning to mimic a 1.8um sensor.
It is capable of capturing 4K video but lacks slow motion feature here. When you slide down the screen you got front-facing cameras 16MP f/2.2 along with an 8MP infrared camera. It has also got a facial recognition system. The Z5 Pro is 9.3mm thick making it the thickest of all the three Lenovo sliders but it is the narrowest one thanks to its 73.04mm width.
Lenovo has started to take pre-orders today, the 64GB version going for 1,998 yuan or almost $290, and the 128GB version for 2,298 yuan or about $330.