All the smartphone makers are trying to maximize their phones’ screen size without affecting the overall size of the device but are ending up with notches in their flagship phones like the OnePlus 6 or the LG G7 Thinq. Lenovo has recently stepped into the game and to our surprise, the company claims to achieve nearly 100% screen to body ratio in their upcoming phone, Lenovo Z5, which means the phone’s front will be all screen without a notch.
Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng earlier posted a sketch of a phone on Weibo stating that the Lenovo Z5 will be the company’s next flagship. Other than that, Cheng did not give out any information on the phone. We don’t know whether the phone is merely a concept device or it has already been set for mass production.
He previously also teased an image showing the corner of the phone and claimed that the phone had a 95% screen to body ratio.
The company official wrote that the Lenovo Z5 will come with four new technological breakthroughs and 18 patented technologies which will help eliminate the bezels by changing the placement of the space taken by camera, earpiece and the fingerprint scanner.
Cheng, yet again posted another teaser image of the phone today which shows the left and bottom of the phone where we can hardly see any bezels which mean that Lenovo Z5, unlike many other smartphones prevailing the market, could potentially be the first Android phone without a chin on the bottom.
We have already seen the implementation of new technologies in adjusting the front-facing camera in the phone’s body and an on-screen fingerprint sensor in the Vivo Apex. The earpiece and sensor may work on piezo-electric ceramic principles just like the Xiaomi Mi Mix.
As of now, the source of all information about the Z5 has been Lenovo’s VP. According to his recent post on Weibo, the phone will come with humongous storage of 4TB which will be able to store up to 1 million photos, 2000 HD movies, and 150,000 lossless music. He also disclosed that the phone is expected to be launched in June.
As cool as the all-screen phones might look, there are certain manufacturing challenges to overcome especially in design compartment which is why we see notches on some phones and bezels on the others. If Lenovo does this right, Z5 will be the first phone with nearly 100% screen to body ratio.