The Snapdragon 845 was the best chipset of 2018 for smartphones for a long time, but in early December Qualcomm announced its successor after a long wait. The Snapdragon 855 is slightly faster and a lot more economical. The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has the honor of being the first to be equipped with it.
In our little country we don’t have much to do with Lenovo, let alone Lenovo smartphones. In Europe, it is mainly Motorola that has to make waves for Lenovo. Think of the excellent price-quality devices from the G-series or the modular Z-line. In China, however, Lenovo is showing that it is also capable of building real powerhouses. The Lenovo Z5 Pro is new proof of that. The showpiece of the Chinese manufacturer is the first smartphone worldwide to use the Snapdragon 855.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT with Snapdragon 855
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is not completely new. About a month ago Lenovo also presented this phone (without the term GT), but with a Snapdragon 710 chipset. The Snapdragon 855 is made using a 7nm process, which makes the chip even smaller than the Snapdragon 845 made using the 10nm process. The smaller size should make it more economical. In addition, the processor has more artificial intelligence than its predecessor, has depth mapping for better-augmented reality, and manufacturers can adjust the chipset to support 5G.
Main specifications Lenovo Z5 Pro GT
- Front-filling 6.39 inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, clocked at 2.84 GHz
- 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB RAM and 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB internal storage memory
- 24- and 16-megapixel camera with LED flash on the back, 16- and 8-megapixel front camera
- Runs out of the box on Android 9 Pie with Lenovo’s ZUI 10 shell over it
- 3350 mAh of battery capacity
The new Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has a screen-to-body ratio of no less than 95 percent. The front cameras are hidden behind the screen via a slide-out mechanism when you are not using them. The device is only available in black and receives an entry-level price of 2698 RMB in China, which translates into roughly 350 euros. However, there is no chance that we will ever be able to get started with the Z5 Pro since Lenovo no longer releases smartphones under its own name in Europe.