Lenovo S5 is turning out to be a hugely popular product, considering the huge number of attention it elicits.The S5 went on its first flash sale on March 23 and reports show that all units of the Lenovo S5 available were sold out in just two minutes.
We don’t know how many units were made available but it was recently revealed that reservations for the first sale had exceeded 250,000 persons. The S5’s popularity is mainly due to the refreshed design which some may argue resembles the Mi A1, OPPO R11, OP5T etc. We still won’t forget also that these models bear semblance with the iPhone 7 Plus. Well, except that the S5 uses an 18:9 aspect ratio.
As a reminder, the Lenovo S5 sports a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with an FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080p. The handset features an all-metal body that is made out of series 6000 aluminium. The body is crafted from 7 CNC processes, nano-injection moulding followed by grinding, sandblasting, diamond trimming and anodizing. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM on some models. There are also 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage variants.
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 onboard the S5 includes Lenovo’s ZUI 4.0 OS based on Android Oreo enabled for U-touch screen gestures, a 3000mAh battery and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. The device comes in Red and Black colours and starts at 999 Yuan (~$157) for the base variant with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage.