Lenovo Z5 Flagship Leak Shatters Our 'True' Bezel-Less Smartphone Dreams

Lenovo sure did talk a big game when with regards to its upcoming Z5 flagship smartphone. The company billed the smartphone as being a true bezel-less design, and the concept sketch for the smartphone confirmed those statements. Previously released renders of the smartphone that have also highlighted ultra-tiny bezels.
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However, we're now learning why Lenovo has been strategic in the renders/photos that it has shown of the smartphone. The latest leaked image of the Lenovo Z5 reveals that the smartphone has a prominent "chin" at the bottom. In that sense, the Lenovo Z5 is similar in design to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, which also features slim bezels and a thicker chin at the bottom.

Also, like the Mi Mix 2S, the Lenovo Z5 places its front-facing camera in the bottom bezel. We'd also assume that the display connection to the logic board, and various sensors are also incorporated in this space. So, it appears that it’s "close, but no cigar" for the Lenovo Z5's design.

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With that said, the Lenovo Z5 is still an attractive phone with its 95 percent screen-to-body ratio. We don't see any spot for an earpiece speaker, which means that the smartphone likely uses bone condition to allow you to hear audio on phone calls. As for the requisite fingerprint sensor, Lenovo can either go with a new-age in-display option or integrate the sensor into the rear of the phone like many other current Android flagships.

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We're expecting that the smartphone will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor with at least 6GB of RAM (8GB may be optional). Lenovo VP Chang Cheng has previously said that the smartphone would be able to last 45 days on a charge in standby mode. Another rather specious rumor says that the smartphone will come with 4TB of internal storage, but we're not going to hold our breath on that one. We could maybe see 512GB max, and perhaps Lenovo providing free cloud storage for customers to get up to the 4TB mark. We'll find out for sure when the smartphone is officially unveiled tomorrow.

If you're still looking for a "true" bezel-less smartphone, you'll have to wait for the production version of the Vivo Apex.