Lenovo S5 Pro might launch today, will take on Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite with support for optical zoom

Lenovo S5 Pro will feature four cameras on the back and two cameras at the front.

  • Published: October 15, 2018 2:24 PM IST

Lenovo is set to launch its next smartphone, the S5 Pro, which will be a huge upgrade over S5 launched in March. The leaks and rumors originating on China’s Weibo, have already revealed that the smartphone will feature a quad rear camera module stacked in the form of a square. Now, Chang Cheng, Vice President of Lenovo, took to Weibo to announce that S5 Pro will be made official on October 15, which is today.

Chang suggests that camera will be the key talking point of the Lenovo S5 Pro and even compared it to the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. In his Weibo post, Chang talks about the optical zoom feature on the S5 Pro and how it compares to the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. In order to explain the 2x optical zoom feature, he took the perspective of a classroom and students who are seated in the backbenches.

Source: Weibo

Alongside the perspective for the optical zoom feature, Chang also shared some posters depicting the camera features. These posters further confirm the rumors of Lenovo S5 Pro getting a quad camera module on the rear. It is expected to take on Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite and might not be a premium smartphone.

Ahead of its launch, Lenovo S5 Pro has been spotted on Geekbench listing, which confirms it will use Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset. It will feature a 6.18-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is expected to be offered in three storage variants – 3GB RAM variant with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM variant with 128GB storage.

It will have four cameras on the back and dual shooters on the front. The benchmark listing suggests it will measure 154.5×75.45×7.7mm in dimensions and weigh around 169 grams. It will support connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and 4G LTE.

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In terms of comparison, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite also uses a Snapdragon 660 chipset and has a combination of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear shooter. The Mi 8 Lite is available for RMB 1,699 in China and the new smartphone from Lenovo could be priced in the same range.

  • Published Date: October 15, 2018 2:24 PM IST