Lenovo S5 launched with Snapdragon 625, 18:9 display & dual cameras

Today, Lenovo launched three new smartphones along with a new smartwatch in China. The company hyped the Lenovo S5 as the Redmi Note 5 Killer but looking at the specifications of the S5; it seems the company hyped the phone way too much. The device looks very similar to the OnePlus 5T from the rear as it has the same dual-camera setup design and rear-facing fingerprint scanner. In fact, the 18:9 display on the front also makes it looks a lot like the 5T.

Lenovo S5
Lenovo S5

Starting with the design, the phone has a unibody metal design, and it is made up of 6000 series aluminum. Due to nano-injection molding, grinding, sandblasting, diamond trimming and anodizing, the metal has a very smooth touch. Also, since the phone has rounded corners, it will be pretty comfortable to hold in hand. Since the phone has an 18:9 aspect ratio, the Lenovo S5 packs a larger display in a smaller footprint. So, despite having a 5.7-inch display, the phone is easy to hold and operate single-handedly.

The 3.5mm headphone jack is present on the top whereas the USB Type-C port is on the bottom, along with the speaker grill and primary microphone.

Lenovo S5 Color Options
Lenovo S5 Color Options

Coming to the specifications of Lenovo S5, it features an IPS 5.7-inch 18:9 display with a Full-HD+ resolution (2160x1080p). There is a 2.5D curved glass on top. Snapdragon 625 powers the phone which is an octa-core chipset which is impressive regarding efficiency and power management. Still, it is more than a year old chipset, and it is really funny how the CEO of Lenovo hyped the device by saying that it will be the Redmi Note 5 Killer (RN5 features Snapdragon 636!).

On the rear, there is a dual camera setup that includes dual 13MP cameras, both with f/2.2 aperture. The camera setup includes a monochrome sensor and an RGB sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. The front camera is for facial recognition too. The rear camera can shoot 4K videos while the front camera can shoot up to 1080p videos. There is a 3,000mAh battery under the hood.

Android Oreo runs out of the box with the ZUI 3.7 skin on top and more interesting is the fact that there are no on-screen buttons as the phone features U-Touch screen gestures.

Lastly, talking about the pricing, here are the prices for different variants in China –

  • 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM – CNY 999 or $157
  • 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM – CNY 1,199 or $189
  • 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM – CNY 1,499 or $236

The Lenovo S5 will be available to buy in China from March 23.



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