Lenovo has just launched a new smartphone, the Lenovo S5 Pro, a successor to the Lenovo S5 which went on sale in the first quarter of this year. The phone has now been announced only for the Chinese market; may be released in the other markets soon.
Coming to the specifications of this new phone, it has a large 6.1-inch full HD+ display sporting a screen resolution of 1080x2246pixels. The bezels have been kept to the minimum and the aspect ratio maintained at 18.7:9 and a notch on the top-centre of the screen can be seen.
An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636SoC has been fitted as the CPU and the graphics support is through the Adreno 509 GPU. Android Oreo version 8.1 will be the OS and Lenovo‚Äôs ZUI 5.0 skin will rid eon top of that. While the RAM will be 6GB, there are 2 ROM variants, one is 64GB and the other 128GB and the microSD slot to expand storage by an additional 128GB is also provided.
The camera section sees some top action with dual camera setup, both in the rear and in the front. While the combination in the rear is 20MP+12MP sensors, the selfie camera on the front comprises a 20MP and an 8MP sensor combination. Some of the features loaded on the new Lenovo S5 Pro include 2x loss-less, optical zoom and support for artificial intelligence (AI) powered portrait shots for the rear cameras. In the case of the selfie cameras, the technologies include infrared-powered face unlock feature and support for AI portraits, beauty, and 3D ambient lighting.
The battery will have a power of 3500mAh and the connectivity options and sensors on board are comparable to the best one can expect from a Lenovo smartphone.
Gold, Black and Blue are the colours in which the new phone will be sold.
On the pricing front, Lenovo has so far revealed the market price of only the 64GB variant Lenovo S5 Pro and that is CNY 1298 (approx. Rs 13, 700). The phone can be picked up by buyers from October 23.
Market observers feel the new phone from Lenovo will compete with Xiaomi Mi 6X, Mi 8 Lite, and Honor 8X in the market.