Lenovo Z5 Will Be The Truly Bezel-Less Smartphone Everyone Wants
Every year, the smartphone industry is dictated by a trend. 2017 was all about the 18:9 aspect ratio and shrinking the bezels. In September 2017, Apple launched the iPhone X which had a different take on a “bezel-less” design and featured a notch. While the iPhone X was ridiculed in the beginning, it has since become the bestselling smartphone in the world and also inspired an industry-wide trend of 2018, notches. However, it appears that Lenovo won’t be a part of the herd and launch a truly bezel-less smartphone, the Lenovo Z5 this year.
A few days ago, Lenovo’s Vice President Chang Cheng shared a teaser image of the company’s upcoming flagship device on his Weibo page. The image revealed the top-left side of the smartphone which hinted at the fact that the device won’t have a notch. The bezels were also extremely thin. He then posted a sketch of the smartphone which revealed extremely thin uniform bezels around the display. Cheng has again posted a teaser of the Lenovo Z5, revealing the bottom half of the smartphone.
The screen of the smartphone is off in the image so it is hard to make out the size of the chin. However, even in the image, the bezels look extremely thin and somehow, too good to be true. But, with such bold claims by the VP of Lenovo, it is certain that the company will deliver to those claims.
There are rumours that the smartphone will have a flip-up front camera, something we saw at MWC 2018. The fingerprint sensor could have easily been placed at the back but, rumours claim the smartphone will have an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, considering how expensive that tech still is, we expect a rear-mounted fingerprint reader on the Lenovo Z5. The sketch also revealed the USB C port located at the bottom while the headphone jack is missing. It is possible that the company could place it on the top but, considering the industry-wide trend, we could see headphone jack-less Lenovo Z5.
The launch of the Z5 is still over a month away. It’s becoming more likely that this could be the truly bezel-less smartphone we’ve all been waiting for. However, we can’t 100% sure until the smartphone has launched.