Lenovo had launched the Lenovo Z5 smartphone in June. Even though it was expected to sport a bezel-less full screen design with flagship specs, the handset debuted as a mid-range phone with notched display. Lenovo Group VP Chang Cheng had recently shared a short clip of an upcoming slider phone, but its name was not revealed. Fresh leaks reveal that the handset may get introduced as Lenovo Z5 Pro. A leaked video that has surfaced on Weibo shows the slider design of the Z5 Pro in action.
Earlier this week, a leaked video showing the manual slider mechanism of Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 flagship phone had appeared on Weibo. The below video reveals that like the Mi MIX 3, the Z5 Pro will be also equipped with a manual slider design. The handset can be seen sporting Lenovo’s UI which hints that it is not Mi MIX 3 phone.
There is no information available on the specifications of the Lenovo Z5 Pro. The slider design allows the Z5 Pro to sport a notch-less screen since the front-facing camera and other components are placed on the other part of the phone.
A touch on the display unlocks the phone which suggests that it will be arriving with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Lenovo Z5 came with a Snapdragon 636 chipset, but the Z5 Pro may come equipped with a better SoC. Hence, it may feature Snapdragon 710 or Snapdragon 660 chipset.
During the IFA 2018 tech expo, Honor confirmed that it had teased the design of the Honor Magic 2 smartphone. Apart from packing in flagship specs, it will be arriving with a manual slider design. This shows that multiple smartphone makers from China such as Honor, Xiaomi and Lenovo are prepping up to launch phones with the new design to offer higher screen space to the user. Hence, it appears that there could be fierce competition between such phones before the year comes to an end.
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