Lenovo S5 Pro visits TENAA and Geekbench, design & specs revealed

On October 18, the Lenovo S5 Pro will be launched in China as an upgraded version of the Lenovo S5 that launched this year. It was previously expected to be the phone with Quad Cameras on the rear, but that’s most probably the unannounced Lenovo Z5 Pro. Today, the S5 Pro showed up on TENAA as well as on the benchmarking platform, Geekbench. This revealed the design, as well as the specifications of the phone. If priced right, this can be a great mid-range phone to buy since it has some really good specs on paper.

Lenovo S5 Pro's Design
Lenovo S5 Pro’s Design

According to TENAA, the Lenovo S5 Pro has a 6.18-inch Full-HD+ display with a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio is 19:9, thanks to the notch on top. The processor powering the phone is the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, but as per TENAA, it is clocked at 1.8GHz. So, there are chances that Lenovo will follow Realme by launching a phone with an underclocked Snapdragon 660. If you don’t know, the Realme 2 Pro has a 2.0GHz Snapdragon 660 processor, but the normal clock speed of Snapdragon 660 is 2.2GHz.

Also, the Geekbench listing reveals that the S5 Pro scores 1337 on single core and 4928 on multi-core. These scores are lesser than the scores of Realme 2 Pro that scores around 1450 on the single core and almost 5420 on multi-core. All this is pointing to an underclocked Snapdragon 660 processor inside the upcoming Lenovo S5 Pro.

There are three RAM options with the Lenovo S5 Pro – 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB. Similarly, there are three storage options – 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The storage is expandable up to 128GB.

Talking about the cameras, the S5 Pro has a pretty good camera setup on paper. There are four cameras in total – two on rear and two on front. The phone has a 20MP + 12MP setup on the rear and 20MP + 8MP setup on the front. Since the camera samples revealed 2X Optical Zoom, the secondary camera has a telephoto sensor.

The Lenovo S5 Pro has a 3,500mAh battery underneath and runs on Android 8.1.0 Oreo out of the box. As always, the phone will be running on Lenovo’s custom skin on top, at least in the Chinese market.

Lenovo S5 Pro is launching on October 18
Lenovo S5 Pro is launching on October 18

As mentioned in the beginning, the S5 Pro is launching in China on October 18. The Lenovo S5 and Z5 didn’t make it into the global market, but this time, Lenovo might bring the S5 Pro to the markets outside China. If Lenovo plans to do so, it better keeps the pricing low since there is a very tough competition in the budget and mid-range market, especially in the Indian market.


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