Lenovo Z5 sketch by Chang Cheng on Weibo via Revu Philippines

Teaser for Lenovo’s fullscreen phone confirms notchless design

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Lenovo is getting ready to create a buzz in the mobile industry with the launch of what is now known as the Lenovo Z5, which could be the first truly bezel-less smartphone to be released to the public.

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Recently, company vice-president Chang Cheng teased a sketch of the device on China’s Weibo micro-blogging service. But unlike the first time he posted about it, where only one-fourth of the handset is shown, you can already see the Lenovo Z5 in its entirety.

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If you hate the notch, then you’ll be pleased with this one. You’ll see no cutout on the screen, unlike many smartphones these days that embrace the design popularized by the Apple iPhone X. Plus, the Lenovo Z5 does not have a fingerprint reader on the front. This could mean that it will have either an under-display fingerprint sensor or a rear-mounted one.

Lenovo Z5 sketch by Chang Cheng on Weibo via Revu Philippines

Lenovo VP Change Cheng’s most recent post about the Z5

Lenovo flagship phone with bezel-less screen on Revu Philippines

The first image that Lenovo VP Chang Cheng posted on Weibo a week ago

Considering that the Lenovo Z5 has a screen-to-bezel ratio of at least 95 percent, as Cheng revealed last week, we wonder where they have placed the selfie camera and the sensors. The Vivo APEX, which has a crazy 98 percent screen-to-bezel ratio, uses a pop-up camera and a bottom bezel. That’s besides an in-display fingerprint reader, of course. Cheng did hint that they have relied on four tech breakthroughs and 18 patents.

Scheduled for an official announcement in June 2018, the Lenovo Z5 has a screen-to-bezel ratio of at least 95 percent. That’s way higher than those of any of the smartphones that have been released thus far.

The Vivo APEX was introduced as a concept phone at the Mobile World Congress three months ago, but is now scheduled for a limited release end of this year or early 2019. But because the Z5 will be unveiled in June, Lenovo could beat Vivo to the market.

Via CNET

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 16 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.