There have been reports that Lenovo is planning to launch a new 5G smartphone soon but after recent findings, we advise our readers not to get too excited, if at all. The phone which has model number L79041 is technically not a new 5G device but the Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G.
Lenovo has already begun registrations for the Z6 Pro 5G which is scheduled to go on sale on December 12. Prior to that, the phone has appeared on 3C and TENAA, causing folks to believe a new 5G phone is coming from the Chinese giant when it is actually just the already announced Z6 Pro 5G. We were able to confirm this with the TENAA listing which has the device’s spec sheet as well as the listing on Lenovo’s own website.
The TENAA listing includes images of the phone which of course shows the device’s similar design to the 4G version of the Z6 Pro. The spec sheet is missing a few key specs but the listing on Lenovo’s own site bares it all.
The Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G (Lenovo L79041) has a 6.39-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2340) OLED display with a waterdrop notch. The official listing says the screen is covered with Gorilla Glass but there is no mention of the type.
There is a Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. However, TENAA’s listing says there will also be 6GB+128GB and 12GB+512GB versions too.
The phone has a 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera with a beauty mode and support for 1080p and 720p video recording. On the rear of the phone is a 48MP f/1.8 primary sensor and it is paired with a 16MP f/2.2 125° super-wide-angle camera, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto, and a 2MP f/1.8 super video camera with OIS. The phone can record in 4K, has a night scene mode, macro mode, and pro mode.
The Lenovo Z6 Pro will pack a 4000mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging via USB Type-C. Sadly, there is no NFC neither is there an audio jack. You do get an in-display fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AptX HD, LDAC, and TWS Protocol. The phone also has a new liquid cooling technology called Coldfront 2.0 and has support for Lenovo One.
Lenovo will ship the phone with ZUI 11 based on Android Pie but the site says it will get an Android 10 OTA. The images of the phone provided by TENAA and on Lenovo’s site are of a color variant called Navy Blue but TENAA says there will be silver and gold versions too.
The Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G has a price tag of ¥3299 (~$469). You can register here if you are interested.
(Sources: 1, 2)