Lenovo finally took the wraps off the much-anticipated Lenovo S5 in China a few days back. The S5 was touted to be a Redmi Note 5 killer when it is launched but we can comfortably say that wouldn’t be the case. The device comes with a sleek design and that is why we took time out to bring you these hands-on photos of the sleek device. Apart from that, the device doesn’t really tick much of the boxes in terms of its specs.
The Lenovo S5 is powered by the now too common Snapdragon 625 chipset which should be Qualcomm’s most-used mid-range chipset by now. We expected a newer SoC onboard the device but that didn’t happen. The device also comes with an ample 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM on some models. There are also 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage variants. While the smartphone gets its juice from a 3000mAH battery as against 4,000mAh battery crammed inside the Redmi Note 5.
Design wise, the Lenovo S5 features an all-metal body that is made out of series 6000 aluminium. The handset sports a smooth appeal since the metallic body is created by through 7 CNC processes, nano-injection moulding followed by grinding, sandblasting, diamond trimming and anodizing. The device also sports a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display arranged in an 18:9 aspect ratio and packing an FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080p.
At the back, there is a horizontally aligned dual camera setup similar to the Xiaomi Mi A1’s setup but in this case, it is a 13MP + 13MP combo. The rear camera setup also includes an LED flash. While at the front, the sensor is a 16MP sensor enhanced for good selfie captures. The S5 also packs a fingerprint sensor at the back. Other features onbaord the S5 includes Lenovo’s ZUI 4.0 OS based on Android Oreo enabled for U-touch screen gestures and a USB Type-C port for charging and datat transfer.
In addition to the Black colour variant on display here, the Lenovo S5 also comes in a cool Red variant. The device will go on sale on March 23 but reservation is already on. As for the prices, the 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage model of the Lenovo S5 is priced at 999 Yuan (~$157). The 3 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant costs 1,199 Yuan (~$189). The highest configuration model featuring 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage carries a pricing of 1,499 Yuan (~$236).