Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
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Lenovo teases a slick, all-screen smartphone that doesn't have a notch

Lenovo teases a slick, all-screen smartphone that doesn't have a notch

The latest Lenovo Z5 teaser shared by the company's VP shows the bottom part of the smartphone. This is a direct opposition of the trend that the smartphone industry appears to have taken, in which it is employing the same notch that the iPhone X infamously started.

The Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer recently teased a new handset via Weibo.

In addition to leading the global PC industry for several years in a row before yielding the 2017 crown to HP, Lenovo was at one point a key player in China's enormous smartphone market, also seeking worldwide fame with Motorola's 2014 acquisition.

All information that is not widely known will be available on 14th June or Lenovo might choose to show more teasers on their Weibo page.

Lenovo' VP Chang Cheng confirms the upcoming Z5 smartphone to feature a no bezel display with 95 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It'll use a total of 18 different patented technologies and include four "technological breakthroughs". Can we expect the "notch" that Apple made infamous with its courageous iPhone X? Considering this, it is expected that the Lenovo Z5 will likely come with an under-display fingerprint sensor. Another brand that found a "unique" spot for the front camera is Xiaomi with its Mi Mix 2S - the camera is tucked into the chin at the bottom.

Subsequent phone releases such as the Huawei P20 Pro, LG G7 Thinq and upcoming OnePlus 6 have tried to jump on the bandwagon, but haven't quite succeeded. First spotted by CNET, Lenovo says that the Z5 has a 95 per cent screen-to-body-ratio. For now, we're left with a ton of questions and not a lot of answers. Experts believe that the component is a necessary evil on today's mobile devices. Regardless of how small the notch might be it still isn't an all screen display.

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