Before launching Lenovo Z5, the Chinese company published several teasers which made people think it was going to be one of the most innovative and powerful flagships ever. But it is just a midrange device and many fans have been left disappointed. Despite this, this handset remains a very interesting phone due to its price tag. It went on sale in China today (12th June) at 10:00 AM local time with a starting price of just 1299 Yuan, which roughly translates into $202/€172. No surprises here as the phone was sold out within minutes in this first sale.
The Lenovo Z5 not only sold out within minutes of its first sale, the company also revealed that it became JD.com single product sales champion. There were many phones on sale today, including the Xiaomi Mi 8, but the Z5 managed to beat them all in sales. The sales ranking reveals that Z5 is above Honor Play and Mi 8 in terms of sales on JD.com.
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The Lenovo Z5 retails at an excellent price tag, especially when we consider that this smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset by Qualcomm. It is one of the main rivals of the best-selling Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and sports 6 GB of RAM as well as 64 or 128 GB of internal storage depending on the variant you will choose to buy.
Obviously, 1299 Yuan ($202) will be the starting price for the 6/64 GB configuration. The pricing goes up to 1799 Yuan ($280) for the 6GB + 128GB edition. Lenovo Z5 has a design composed of a glass back and a metal frame, as well as a notched and bezel-less display. It is a 6.2-inch panel with a full HD+ resolution and it covers 90 percent of the front surface. On the back there is a 16 + 8 MP dual camera with AI support, the front camera has an 8 MP resolution and the battery has a 3300 mAh capacity.