Lenovo To Soon Launch A Smartphone With a Slider Front Camera
In 2019, the smartphone industry saw many new design trends rise in popularity. The buzzwords were terms like popup camera (generally on the front), all-screen display, and an in-display fingerprint scanner to name a few. OEMs have been creating around these aspects and have released many unique smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy A80 which incorporates all of the aforementioned features. Now, Lenovo may soon introduce another handset with a slider mechanism similar to the Z5 Pro.
According to a fresh report, a patent has been spotted on CNIPA (Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration) for a new smartphone with a sliding mechanism. The upcoming Lenovo handset will feature a new slider mechanism and is expected to arrive within a year. The component that slides behind the main display houses all the necessary sensors that the front of any smartphone offers alongside the selfie camera. The patent Lenovo was granted pertains two devices. It means that the sliding model will be offered in two variants.
The lower iteration of the sliding Lenovo smartphone only has a single selfie camera and a round dual camera module at the rear. Since the front sensors hide behind the main display when not in use, the device will offer a full front panel display. The higher variant is similar in appearance but features more cameras. Unlike the former, the latter is equipped with a dual selfie camera and a triple camera setup at the rear. The round camera module seems to be heavily influenced or borrow from Motorola’s design formula.
Unfortunately, finer details regarding the smartphone such as the price and specifications are currently a mystery. Furthermore, Lenovo generally targets the Chinese market for its extravagant devices so we may not see a global release. The slider smartphone can possibly also be a successor to Lenovo’s Z5 Pro and Z5 Pro GT that also featured a manual slider functionality. More information is expected to arrive soon, stay tuned for more updates.