It seems that Lenovo greatly exaggerated the popularity of Motorola brand in the Chinese market. Not having achieved notable sales of Moto devices in their homeland, the company again made a 180-degree turn and began to produce devices under its brand. First came the simple Lenovo K320t , and interesting models began with the new Lenovo S5.
What kind of beast?
The metal smartphone received a 5.7-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and Full HD + (2160x1080 pixels). Inside, the popular Snapdragon 625 is still in use, with versions with 3 or 4 gigabytes of RAM and a drive for 32, 64 or 128 gigabytes. Supports microSD cards. Lenovo S5 comes with a ZUI 3.7 shell based on the Android 8 Oreo OS. The developers were obviously inspired by iOS: there is no separate application menu, the quick settings panel is called from below, and gestures can be used instead of system buttons.
On the back of the Lenovo S5 is a dual camera with 13-megapixel modules (color + monochrome) with aperture f / 2.2. Of course, there is a portrait mode with a blur of the background. Supports HDR and 4K video recording function. Front camera with 16 megapixels, with face recognition system for unlocking the smartphone.
There is also a usual fingerprint scanner behind. For autonomy the battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh is responsible. Other features include a USB Type-C port and a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n module. Available in red and black colors.
In China, Lenovo S5 will start on March 23. The base model for 3/32 GB costs about $ 158, the version for 3/64 GB can be bought for $ 190, and the variant for 4/128 GB is estimated at $ 236.
The smartphone will compete for purses of buyers with bestsellers Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus . The younger model is simpler and cheaper, the "plus" has a more capacious battery, but a "single" camera and a body with plastic inserts (but there is a more balanced version for 4/64 GB). Up to the level of Redmi Note 5 ( Pro ) model does not hold out.
According to the design, the Lenovo S5 is similar to the Xiaomi Mi A1, if it had an extended screen. In any case, it is unlikely that the novelty will be officially supplied to our market.