Lenovo’s mobile division has pulled the rug out from under us before with false expectations, but with its latest launch, the company is blowing expectations out of the water. The new Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is not only the first device with a Snapdragon 855, but also packs a whole lot more.
With slider phone nostalgia running high, Lenovo’s decision to come out with a mid-range slider last month in China, the Z5 Pro, certainly seems like a smart one. Sure, it’s not the keyboard slider of yore, but it does serve an important purpose: sliding the phone out reveals the selfie cameras, leaving the display unblemished by a notch. Now, Lenovo has doubled down on the concept and announced a high-end slider called the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT. Unfortunately for those in the US, even if you manage to snag one of these devices, the lack of LTE band support makes it all but unusable.
The Z5 Pro GT features some pretty impressive specs including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor (the second device announced to feature the new chip after OnePlus‘ as-yet-unnamed device), a record-breaking 12GB of RAM, and up to 512GB storage. But it’s not just the hardware that’s impressive, the device actually looks good, too.
Elsewhere on the spec sheet, the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT offers up a whopping 512GB of storage as well as 16MP/24MP dual cameras, NFC, a 3,350mAh battery, and a headphone jack.
The Z5 Pro GT will be available for pre-order on January 15th ahead of launch on the 24th. Prices begin at 2,698 yuan (about $390) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version and climb up to 4,398 yuan (about $640) for the 12GB RAM and 512GB storage version.