Lenovo Group VP Chang Cheng had recently shared a sketch of the upcoming Lenovo Z5 flagship phone on his Weibo account. The sketch had revealed that the Z5 will be arriving with a true bezel-less design since it does not feature bezels surrounding the display are almost non-existent. Today, Cheng has shared another teaser on Weibo to show the bottom portion of the phone.
In order to provide larger screen space to the users, smartphone OEMs have recently adopted notched design like iPhone X. Some of the phones with notched design feature slightly thick bottom bezel. However, the Lenovo Z5 seems to feature ultra-thin bezels around the screen. The first teaser of the Lenovo Z5 that was released earlier in this month had revealed that it does not feature a notch. Hence, the Z5 is expected to offer a very high screen-to-body ratio of around 95 percent.
The Vivo APEX smartphone that was launched earlier in this year offers the highest screen-to-body ratio ever on a smartphone. In order to offer 91 percent screen space on its 5.99-inch display, Vivo had to achieve technological breakthroughs such as adding a pop-up selfie camera that remains hidden in the top edge of the phone, including an half-screen in-screen fingerprint scanner, and placing the proximity and ambient sensors under its display.
Cheng has previously claimed that the Lenovo Z5’s stunning bezel-less design has been achieved through 4 technological breakthroughs and 18 patented technologies. It appears that the Lenovo Z5 could be featuring pop-up selfie camera, and under-screen sensors and earpiece in order to offer a screen space of 95 percent. Since Cheng has already confirmed that the Lenovo Z5 will be a flagship phone, it is speculated that it will be powered by Snapdragon 845. As of this writing, there is no information available on its specifications.
The Honor 10 flagship smartphone was launched in the previous month in China. The OnePlus 6 and Smartisan R1 flagship phones will be unveiled in China in this week. The Xiaomi Mi 7 is also expected to debut in the home country by the end of this month. The first teaser of the Lenovo Z5 had already hinted that it may go official on June 14. Even the Vivo APEX phone is expected to release in China in the next month. This indicates that there will be a fierce battle between flagship phones in the coming weeks in China.