Lenovo Z5 goes out of stock in 50 seconds despite the disappointing design

Lenovo may have lied in its teasers but Chinese consumers seem to have forgiven the company

  • Published: July 2, 2018 10:48 AM IST
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Lenovo Z5, the smartphone that was widely expected to feature true bezel-less design but ended up being a disappointment, is still selling like a hot cake. The smartphone was widely mocked by Chinese smartphone users soon after its launch for featuring both notch as well as chin.

Most smartphone users were disappointment and even said that Lenovo lied with its teasers for the Z5. However, Lenovo’s aggressive teasers and a disappointing product has not affected the sales whatsoever. The smartphone has hit the “sold-out status” twice in less than a month. The initial batch of the Lenovo Z5 sold out in approximately a minute and the smartphone went out of stock in 50 seconds when it went on sale last week.

This shows that Chinese smartphone users are picking the device despite the fact that Lenovo failed to deliver on its audacious claims. Ahead of the launch, Lenovo was teasing the Z5 with outrageous claims of a flagship smartphone with true bezel-less design. However, the final product turned out to be a mid-range device with bottom chin and a notch to house the front camera.

The only thing working in the favor of Lenovo Z5 is its starting price of RMB 1,299 (around Rs 13,500) for the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The premium variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage is priced at RMB 1,799 (around Rs 18,500). AndroidHeadlines notes that Indigo Blue variant is currently the most popular model and only the black color variant is still available in stock. The smartphone also comes in Aurora finish similar to that of Huawei P20 Pro‘s twilight color.

To recall, the Lenovo Z5 features an aluminum frame with glass back giving it a premium look and feel. It sports a 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels amd 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Powering the device is Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage.

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It features vertically stacked dual rear camera setup comprising of a 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel image sensors and phase detection autofocus. There is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and the smartphone is backed by a 3,300mAh battery.

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  • Published Date: July 2, 2018 10:48 AM IST