The world's first phone with Snapdragon 855 and 12GB RAM is official, slated for January 2019 release

The world's first phone with Snapdragon 855 and 12GB RAM is official, slated for January 2019 release
OnePlus is unlikely to be the world’s first company to sell a Snapdragon 855 phone after all, but believe it or not, Lenovo could beat everyone from Samsung to Sony and Xiaomi to the commercial punch with a beefed-up new version of the Z5 Pro.

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is already the world’s first smartphone officially announced with Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoC under the hood, as well as the first confirmed device to pack a whopping 12GB RAM.

It was only last week that OnePlus made headlines with a special McLaren Edition of the 6T upgraded from 8 to 10 gigs of the good stuff, and incredibly enough, Lenovo promises to release this impressive powerhouse of a Z5 Pro model on January 15... in China.

There are unsurprisingly no words on international availability right now, while the pricing structure of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT in the company’s domestic market is unexpectedly reasonable.

A top-of-the-line configuration with the aforementioned memory count and a fitting 512 gigs of internal storage space will merely fetch the equivalent of $640 or so (CNY 4,398), with an “entry-level” variant packing 6GB RAM and 128GB digital hoarding room priced at roughly $390 (2,698 yuan).


If you’re familiar with the non-GT Lenovo Z5 Pro, you already know what to expect in terms of design. The shockingly high 95.06 percent screen-to-body ratio of the Z5 Pro GT is achieved with the help of a slide-out front-facing camera, which is a bezel-killing trend that’s unlikely to catch on after all.

There are only two shooters on the back of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, including 24 and 16MP imaging sensors, with a fingerprint reader embedded into the 6.39-inch display, and a somewhat modest 3,350 mAh battery in charge of keeping the lights on.


A lower-end Lenovo Z5s is also official at a starting price of only $200 or so, but contrary to speculation, the Snapdragon 710-powered 6.3-incher employs a waterdrop-style notch instead of the increasingly popular hole-in-display design.

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12 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Hmmm, it's lenovo so....

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3077; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Another lie.. Probably... Announced Jan'2019, Sale on Sept'2019.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Double

3. TypicalGeek

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

And get delayed for about 9 months. Sounds about right.

4. AbhiD

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Another doubtful rumor. It's Lenovo. It will be a miracle even if one thing comes true. LOL

5. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

It was all looking good until I got to: "3,350 mAh battery", yikes...

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1121; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Lenovo actually made one of the most interesting phones I'm surprised! Everything about it is sounding great.

7. tokuzumi

Posts: 1759; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Wow....another generic 6.25" screen on a phone with a teardrop notch. So original.

8. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

And a chin too

9. vasra

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

3350mAh battery, no 3.5mm jack, no sd card slot. Why, Lenovo, why?

12. trqster

Posts: 173; Member since: May 17, 2013

Because it's Lenovo! And probably nobody's buying it in Europe and/or America anyways...

10. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

No notch or cut outs! But cue the "look at that forehead" and "it's not symmetrical" crowd.

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