While it’s certainly a huge challenge to create an all screen smartphone, Lenovo seems confident of doing so. It, however, hasn’t disclosed more information about the product. Whether it is a real product or just a concept hasn’t been made clear by the company though the revealed render hints at the former.
What does a brand do when it has been out of the reckoning for a while? Well, if that brand is Lenovo then you would plan to launch a phone with a feature that is yet to be found on any other smartphone. If reports are to be believed then Lenovo is set to launch an ‘all-screen’ smartphone. Lenovo vice president Chang Cheng recently teased a sketch and part of a render of the Lenovo Z5 smartphone. The ‘notch-less’ display takes up almost 95 per cent of the body. For the record, the iPhone claims to take up 91 per cent of the body, even with the notch. According to Cheng, the Z5 will have 95 percent screen ratio and is claimed to come with 18 patented technologies.
There are several questions that pop up looking at the render of the smartphone. Where does the selfie camera go and how do you fit the innards that control the screen? Apple, for instance, folded the OLED screen around the back of the device whereas the selfie camera went in the notch. Another brand that found a ‘unique’ spot for the front camera is Xiaomi with its Mi Mix 2S – the camera is tucked into the chin at the bottom.
What’s interesting to note is that while the notch is the latest trend that has caught the fancy of one and all, Lenovo is going a step further: removing the notch and still giving ample screen space. Whether it does manage to do it or not remains to be seen.