Lenovo teases a slick, all-screen smartphone that doesn't have a notch


The fingerprint sensor likely isn't a problem - it can be placed either under the display or around the back - but things like the front-facing camera, ambient light sensor, and earpiece for phone calls all need to go somewhere. Lenovo seems to have eliminated all of that entirely.

The upcoming Lenovo Z5 honestly looks like it gained inspiration from the Vivo APEX and the iPhone X. The phone had a handsome edge-to-edge display with really thin bezels but left out the notch which many Android manufacturers were quick to copy Apple. Chang Cheng, who serves as the company's vice president, shared a teaser of the Lenovo Z5 on Chinese microblogging site Weibo over the weekend.

Lenovo may be the first big-time phonemaker to produce phone with an edge-to-edge display that has not a single pixel carved out of it to make room for other parts of the smartphone. Other than that, there were no details about where in the production process the Z5 is, or if that process has even started yet.

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The executive previously shared a slice of the design - see right - on Weibo, with a claim that it boasts a 95 percent screen-to-body ratio.

This render of the Lenovo Z5 doesn't show us the whole picture. The demo unit also had a full edge-to-edge display, and built the front-facing camera into the top of the phone, and when users wanted to use it, it would pop-up periscope-style from the top of the phone. Still, Cheng's posts have us intrigued, as does the promise of a true all-screen device. This is one we'll need to wait out to see what happens.