Another dream shattered? Leaked Lenovo Z5 render reveals it's not as bezel-free as it was teased


Lenovo has been teasing a new flagship since early last month. Supposedly named Lenovo Z5, it was suggested that the phone would have a 95% screen-to-body ratio. In other words, it would have razor-sharp bezels. We've also seen a few images teased by Lenovo themselves — renders and promotional materials showing us bits and pieces of the handset and then a concept sketch, which portrayed a phone with a true all-screen front, no bezels and no notches.

However, a supposed official render of the device has just leaked and it bares the whole truth. The Lenovo Z5 appears to have next to no bezels all around, save for a "chin" at the bottom of the phone, which appears to house a selfie camera and the usual proximity sensors. Of course, the chin was probably also needed so that the display driver could have a place to sit.

Don't take us the wrong way, this certainly looks like a beautiful piece of engineering right there. We are just a bit disappointed that the all-screen design, which we saw on a sketch posted by Lenovo's VP Chang Cheng was just a dream. On the other hand, as with all leaks, there's no guarantee that this latest image is the real thing, but it does look very much legitimate.

Now, if you are wondering where the earpiece is — it's possible that the phone would use bone conduction to let you hear callers. Basically, you press your ear against the display. The tech inside makes the glass vibrate and the frequencies translate to audio when they hit your ear canal. We've seen heard this before on Sharp's Aquos phones, so it's existing tech.

The Lenovo Z5 is supposedly going to be announced on the 5th of June.

source: SlashLeaks

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35 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

These Chinese companies..

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 828; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Still better than Crap X..

18. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

It's you who keeps Apple trending by having to mention it EVERYWHERE for no reason at all - nobody was thinking about iPhone until you said it, not a single mention of iPhone in the article - Tim Cook thanks you for your service.

19. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

He's obsessed.

28. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

The world seems to disagree, as its the #1 selling phone, while the S9 continues to tank.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Al least no fugly notch!

12. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

but oh, the chin.

21. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Would take a chin, notch never!

34. worldpeace

Posts: 3124; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, the chin wont get in the way when you watch video or use full-screen app. (don't care about front camera, never use it.. But if I ever own this phone, it won't take long to get used to that camera position)

30. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Much better design than the notch.

7. AbhiD

Posts: 711; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

That's what Lenovo is! Fake people with fake promises. This same Lenovo VP was mocking Xiaomi Redmi Note5/Pro with S636 and said Lenovo S5 will beat it. And what it came out to be? S5 with S625 and petty 3000mAh battery and inferior camera. This same VP is now again at it, making fake promises and hyping up an average product. Xiaomi has been doing this design with same bezels ever since the Original Mi Mix. What's even new in this design? The only phone that will be truly bezeless will be Vivo NEX.

35. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

They even ruined Motorola. No faster and monthly updates(even after having stock android), Quality reduced, same old looking devices.

10. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Looks alright. At least there's no notch

13. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1364; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Disappointing, but expected

14. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1244; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Looks like there is still a Camera bump on back side, may be again a 3000mAh battery... So 45 days standby time will also be a bad joke, saying, if you are using in "flight mode"...

22. nedooo

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Flight mode is not standby...degeneric...

16. ahmadkun

Posts: 559; Member since: May 02, 2016

Lol .. that funny but looks cleaner than notch design

17. amir1999 unregistered

why don't the companies just stop wasting their money on making these ugly phones and instead make phones with previous designs but put that money into delivering the true bezelless and it's technologies that we need like in-display fingerprint scanner, hidden sensors and hidden front camera? it's better than making these phones with notch ... though none of them also do it right like what Apple does ... many with a bottom chin like the huawei p20s I'm not a fan but I love what Samsung is doing with the S lineup.

23. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Er... I thought we already know about this?

24. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

It's looks like 2 version of Lenovo Z5 is coming. The one with notch Lenovo L78011 spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 660 SoC, 6GB Ram. The other one without notch Lenovo Z5 Teaser Shows Metal Frame, Glass Body And Dual Rear Camera Setup. This one may be the one with Snapdragon 845, 8GB Ram.

26. wesley.

Posts: 209; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Chinese artistic license.

27. fyah_king unregistered

Mi mix clone!!!

29. tokuzumi

Posts: 1862; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Concepts and production models being different? This has never happened before.

31. monoke

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I had hopes for this but definitely getting tired of the false hopes/advertisements. Still impressive screen ratio but still we have this in mi mix already.

32. S4NDY

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

That's fake render from weibo

33. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Because I'm a weirdo who actually prefers a little chin because, you know, your hand holding it is usually covering it a bit down there, hey, this is exactly what I want. If it's not taller than 150mm that is.

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