(Pocket-lint) - Lenovo has been teasing the Z5 smartphone for a few weeks now and claimed it to have a 95 per cent screen to body ratio. The company even released a promotional image to go with the launch invite, which clearly showed no notch at the top.
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The Z5 has now launched in Beijing and it seems Lenovo hasn't stuck to its promise at all, as it has arrived complete with a notch at the top of the display to house the front-facing camera and there's a noticeable chin at the bottom. Nevertheless, Lenovo claims the notch and bezels are slimmer than those on both the Apple iPhone X and Xiaomi Mi 8.
It sports a 6.2-inch 19:9 1080p display and a screen to body ratio of 90 per cent, which is still pretty impressive. Under the hood, the Lenovo Z5 has an unspecified Qualcomm eight-core processor, a dual-lens camera comprising two 16-megapixel sensor, 6GB RAM and 64/128GB storage options. You also get a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging support.
We can perhaps forgive Lenovo a little for not following through on its notch-less design when we look at the price, as it's very affordable indeed. The Z5 costs 1,299 Yuan in China, which converts to roughly $200 for the 6GB/64GB model, or 1,799 Yuan (approximately $280) for the 6GB/128GB version. It will be available to buy in China from 12 June, but there's currently no word on a global rollout.