First Snapdragon 855 phone to be released on January 29, 12 GB RAM in tow

First Snapdragon 855 phone to be released on January 29, 12 GB RAM in tow
Lenovo's Z5 Pro GT was the first phone announced with Qualcomm’s latest 7nm Snapdragon 855 processor, and also the very first to flaunt 12 GB RAM. That's not all that the phone will achieve though, as it may actually be the first Snapdragon 855 phone with the whopping amount of RAM to be hit the shelves in a commercial release, coming January 29.

It will be launched in China at 10AM that very date with four memory configurations, and the top model that sports said 12 GB RAM as well as 512 GB storage is expected to cost $649 which may not sound like a lot in the US these days but is in fact towards the top end for a Chinese brand.

The rest of the specs are a nice blend of compromise to achieve the price point, such as a large 6.4" OLED display also fitting for a 2019 flagship but with 1080p FHD+ resolution. That's actually good as the 3350 mAh battery isn't very fitting for higher resolution screen. 

There is a dual 24MP + 16MP camera on the back, as well as a 16MP + 8MP kit at the front, rounding up the Z5 Pro's photography chops. At the very least, we'll get to taste some Snapdragon 855 benchmarks from a commercially available phone when Lenovo's latest and greatest hits the tape in two weeks.

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11 Comments

1. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Love the competition from these China manufacturing, keep it coming. However, don’t shoot yourselves in the foot $700+ price tag.

7. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The 855 also has AI on board, and it can operate at 7 trillion operations per second. Also it can do live video with bokeh. This makes it the first chip to offer such a feature. Eat your heart out Apple.

8. JCASS889

Posts: 539; Member since: May 18, 2018

um that would mean it has a speed of over 7 teraflops, which is faster that a gtx 1070. i believe you have something mixed up.

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

No no... It's TOPS, not TFLOPS (it doesnt use floating point but integer). 7 TOPS of INT8 is more like 1.75 TFLOPS of FP32 performance.

11. JCASS889

Posts: 539; Member since: May 18, 2018

thanks for clarifying.

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2187; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple needs to start taking notes and offering similar specs. 8GB or RAM and higher MP count for the camera.

3. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I doubt Apple is gonna downgrade their camera for people who chase MP.

4. someguy2261

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Haha thats funny Apple cant afford to do that they have to make more money not give you more. The moment apple does not beat wall street earning expectations is the moment apple is going lose another 300 billion in market cap. So the only thing apple can do to make your phone run faster is give a software that less power damanding and less capable, and make claims that their phones are faster . so dont expect anything more then 3 gig it's to expensive to give to you , keep dreaming.

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Firstly, 3 16MP back cams would be good enough. Secondly, I would ratuer have Apple reduce the price than increase the RAM.

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Are you one of those people who believe that having a larger number of something will automatically make it a better product? Sony uses larger MP in their camera yet they're rarely on anyones best list...iPhone doesn't need excessive amounts of RAM like a lot of Android phones because they don't have heavy skins altering the os. My Pixel 3 with it's small 4 gb of RAM runs smoother than my S9+ with 6gb did. I have a few other Co workers in the same boat with the same results. People who cry abount not having excessive amounts of RAM on every phone are usually the ones who refuse to close any tabs or apps then wonder why their device is so slow.

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

12 GB of RAM sounds nice, but honestly, it’s about the quality of the components, not the quantity. On that front, I don’t trust these Chinese devices; especially when their software is poorly paired with all that hardware.

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