Lenovo is set to introduce a new mid-range smartphone in the coming days. Called, Lenovo S5, the smartphone is positioned to counter Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 which recently hit the Indian shores. In the latest leaks around the Lenovo S5, a teaser image has surfaced on Weibo, revealing some of the smartphone’s features.
The teaser image has been released by Lenovo Group VP Chang Cheng, and hints at the metallic chassis along with the full-screen display. According to GizmoChina, the Lenovo S5 is likely to be equipped with AI smart engine, and come with features such as facial recognition, secure payment, robust battery life, and the latest ZUI based on Android.
This follows teaser images of the Lenovo S5 shared by Cheng recently. The images showed the back panel of the smartphone, in red color, with a dual-camera setup at the back along with the rear fingerprint sensor. It seems to copy the U-shaped antenna design first seen on the iPhone 7 series. Cheng also said that the upcoming device will offer better performance than the Redmi Note 5, which clearly suggests the pricing and its competition.
Recently, a smartphone named Lenovo K520 was spotted on TENAA, and reports indicated it could launch as the Lenovo S5 on March 20. Based on the listing, the smartphone could come equipped with a 5.65-inch full HD+ display, 2GHz octa-core processor, 4GB/6GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage, and a 3,000mAh battery. It is likely the purported device will run the newer Android 8.0 Oreo. Some reports indicated the battery capacity could be a whopping 6,000mAh.
Whether or not it is the Lenovo S5 the company will launch is something that remains to be seen. Meanwhile, Xiaomi is increasingly looking at expanding its device portfolio. The company is reportedly looking at introducing as many as six new smartphone models in India this year in addition to expanding its offline presence. Since its debut in India, Xiaomi has been only seeing the upward tick in its revenue and market share.
Lenovo, on the other hand, continues to feature in the top five smartphone bands in India, albeit at the lower-end of the scale. When it comes to tablets, Lenovo dominates the market with 41 percent market share, followed by Samsung with 19 percent, and iBall with 15 percent, according to the latest CMR study.