Lenovo Z5’s Fully Bezel-Less Display Teased in Sketch

Lenovo Z5's Fully Bezel-Less Display Teased in Sketch

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  • Lenovo has teased its next flagship
  • It is expected to come as Lenovo Z5
  • The handset appears to have a bezel-less design with no notch

Days after teasing its bezel-less display, Lenovo has now revealed that its upcoming smartphone will debut without featuring a notch cut-out. This will apparently make the new Lenovo model a distinct option in the range of new Android handsets that come with a notch design to match the aesthetics of the iPhone X. Similarly, the absence of the notch on the Lenovo handset makes it a truly bezel-less phone. The smartphone, which is believed to be launched on June 14, is is now confirmed to be called the Lenovo Z5. To recall, the last teaser had confirmed it would sport a 95 percent screen-to-body ratio.

Lenovo VP Chang Cheng has posted a sketch on Weibo that seemingly previews the design of the upcoming smartphone. The sketch reveals that the handset would have come with neither a chin nor a notch – instead, it will be an end-to-end screen on the front, making it a bezel-less smartphone. On the sides, the image released by the Lenovo executive shows some visible antenna lines that are likely to sit on a metal frame. It is unclear whether the back of the handset will come with a glass panel or sport a metal covering. However, the sketch does confirm the name to be Lenovo Z5.

Featuring a bezel-less design means a lot as it would be interesting to see that how the speculated Lenovo Z5 will accumulate the selfie camera, earpiece, and sensors including the ambient light and proximity sensor. The company might use an acoustic ceramic earpiece speaker along with an ultrasonic proximity sensor that both Xiaomi deployed on its original Mi Mix in 2016. Alternatively, the handset could emanate sound directly from its display panel. Companies such as LG and Sharp already deployed such solutions in the past. For capturing selfies, we could presume that Lenovo would use a swivel camera – just like the Vivo Apex, which had a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent.

Things aren’t all clear about the Lenovo Z5. However, the handset’s existence is all but confirmed as Cheng previously released its teaser and has now posted its sketch. He has also mentioned in the Weibo post that the new model will include four technological breakthroughs and 18 patented technologies.

It appears that we need to wait until June 14 to see what Lenovo has to take on the competition. In the meantime, it is safe to say that some rumours, leaks, and teaser will emerge to detail the new development.

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LG G6 Dust and Water Resistance Teased; Will Sport Battery Larger Than 3200mAh

LG G6 Dust and Water Resistance Teased; Will Sport Battery Larger Than 3200mAh

LG G6 Dust and Water Resistance Teased; Will Sport Battery Larger Than 3200mAh
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New LG G6 teaser touts water and dust proof capability
LG G6 to pack over 3200mAh battery
The smartphone will be unveiled at an event on February 26
LG has shared another teaser for the G6 flagship smartphone which promotes water and dust proof feature. The new teaser is part of the company’s several teasers that have surfaced on the Internet in past few weeks promoting several features like reliability, integration of an AI assistant on the flagship, and a ‘big screen that fits’.

The latest teaser has been shared with Pocketnow and says “resist more under pressure” which seemingly confirms water and dust proof capability on the LG G6. The teaser image also has a tagline that says “witness the next-generation smartphone brought to you first by LG.” Based on initial leaks and official teasers released by LG, the G6 flagship is widely expected to come with IP68 certification. Though, the new teaser may point to something related to “extra-durable build,” points out Pockenow.

Separately, a South Korean report has claimed that LG G6 will pack a large capacity battery which will be over 15 percent more capacity than the previous LG G5. The report quotes a senior LG executive who said, “The G6 is equipped with a high capacity battery of more than 3200mAh.” The LG G5 came with a 2800mAh battery which was comparatively smaller than 3000mAh on the LG G4.
LG recently announced ‘Preliminary Experiment Group’ for select users in South Korea. Under the company’s group, limited users will receive the G6 later this month ‘free of cost.’ We will have to wait till LG’s February 26 event to see what the company has in stores for consumers.

LG’s G6 flagship smartphone will be unveiled at the company’s February 26 event which will begin at 4.30pm IST (12.00pm CET).

Tags: MWC, MWC 2017, LG, LG Mobiles, LG G6, LG G6 Specifications, QDAC

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Reveal at PlayStation Meeting Teased

Mass Effect: Andromeda Reveal at PlayStation Meeting Teased

Mass Effect: Andromeda Reveal at PlayStation Meeting Teased
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Mass Effect: Andromeda might be at the PlayStation Meeting
A tweet from a producer of the game teases this
This would make up for the game’s lacklustre E3 2016 showing
With a few hours to go before the PlayStation Meeting, a producer on Mass Effect: Andromeda hinted at a potential reveal at Sony’s event which should also see the PS4 Neo and PS4 Slim unveiled.

“Oh, God. Tomorrow is 7th, isn’t it?” tweeted Michael Gamble, Producer on Mass Effect: Andromeda and the Mass Effect Trilogy. This could mean we’re going to see some new Mass Effect news or a presence of the game at the PlayStation Meeting.

(Also see: PS4 Slim Launch Today, Here’s Everything We Already Know)

Considering that Sony has a marketing deal for Call of Duty, a game Microsoft aggressively marketed during the Xbox 360 era, a potential marketing deal for Mass Effect would make sense. It’s a franchise that got its start on the Xbox 360, later making it to the PC and PS3.

A Mass Effect reveal would bode well considering that EA’s E3 2016 press conference was extremely lacklustre in this respect.
The latest entry in EA’s storied sci-fi role-playing game franchise seems ambitious. “This is a galaxy where you are the alien,” claimed producer Aaryn Flynn at the time.

(Also see: PS4 Neo Is Coming – Here’s Everything You Need to Know)

The overarching plot has players travelling the universe in search of a new home. Details are scarce and with a slew of crucial staffers leaving the project earlier this year, the CG-fuelled trailer gave us little confidence. There will be a new ship that’s rumoured to be named as Tempest (compared to Normandy from the original trilogy), and a new online mode as well. Flynn said we’ll see more in months to come. Hopefully this would be at the PlayStation Meeting.

Tags: PS4 Neo, PS4 Slim, Mass Effect Andromeda, EA, BioWare, PlayStation Meeting

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