Lenovo flagship Z5 will be an all-Screen affair with no bezel

Lenovo teases notch-less smartphone

There's no word on when Lenovo might launch the Z5, or even if it's a mass-market device or just a concept.

Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng took to Chinese social media website Weibo to post a sketch of the company's upcoming Z5 smartphone. Exactly what these are remains to be seen, especially in regards to how the phone negotiates the placement of its front-facing camera sensors - the reason for the iPhone X's notch.

Lenovo is now looking to disrupt this aspect - with a phone that has an all-glass front. At the moment, the largest screen-to-ratio on the market, but not now available in SA, is the Essential Phone with 84.9%.

The Samsung S9 and S9 Plus devices have 83.6% and 84.2% screen-to-body ratios, and the iPhone X has 82.9%.

Many Other technology have been released over the Past couple of years to empower so-called "bezel-less" layouts on contemporary phones.

This render of the Lenovo Z5 doesn't show us the whole picture. Then we have OnePlus who will have the regular notch to fit the hardware but will give the user the option to imitate top bezel by displaying a black bar so it will look like a device with a slim top bezel.

It is not yet known how Lenovo will deal with the front-facing camera and speaker on the Z5, but it could have something to do with the technological breakthroughs Cheng hinted at. A selfie camera may still be there but could be hidden under the display or it could be a pop-up camera that swivels from the top. However the reality is that for the most part, many of them do not sport full screen displays as there is still some bezels left, but could Lenovo beat everyone to the punch? Let's wait and see.

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