The smartphone hype practice is reaching full pace for a smartphone from—consider it or not—Lenovo, which has been teasing an all-screen notchless smartphone on Chinese language social media. Folks throw across the time period “all-screen” far to typically, however right here Lenovo really is promising the last word smartphone design. Footage posted by Lenovo VP Chang Cheng promise a cellphone that—other than a minimal ring across the show—is completely display screen.

Within the posts, which had been first noticed by Proinertech, Lenovo says the Z5 has a 95 % screen-to-bezel ratio. Cheng says the design was enabled by “4 technological breakthroughs” and “18 patented applied sciences.” What the submit does not say is what, precisely, occurred to the front-facing digital camera. Until Lenovo’s drawings are intentionally deceptive, it might seem the one choice for a entrance digital camera is a few type of pop-up resolution, like on a latest Vivo idea cellphone, or no entrance digital camera in any respect.

Lenovo calls the Z5 its new flagship, which means the design is not only a idea and could have huge availability. The Z5 appears to be a very new product line that simply begins at “5,” since, so far as I can inform, there was by no means a “Lenovo Z4” cellphone launched prior to now. Lenovo owns Motorola, and the corporate began the terrible Moto Z line in 2016. However there have been simply two fashions and no solution to rely to “5” over a two-year span.

Whether or not or not this may launch within the US (and even exterior of China) is anybody’s guess. Thus far the teasers have been completely in Chinese language, and outdoors of China Lenovo has sometimes downplayed the Lenovo model on smartphones in favor of Motorola. After the launch of the Moto Z with Motorola’s “MotoMod” modular system in 2016, Motorola is dedicated to at the least “two extra generations” of MotoMod compatibility. If it sticks to that timeline, Motorola’s flagship in 2018 ought to nonetheless have MotoMods. Perhaps the Lenovo cellphone is the successor to the Moto Z line and has MotoMod compatibility? Perhaps MotoMods are useless a yr early? Perhaps the Moto Z and Lenovo Z might be available on the market on the identical time?

If Lenovo actually does via with this, we’re just about completed with conventional smartphone design. There’s not a lot room for enchancment on the entrance after a design like this, and the first design query for a smartphone must grow to be “what does the again appear to be?” I guess the following step could be wild foldable smartphone designs.

Itemizing picture by Lenovo


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