Lenovo S5 Pro with Snapdragon 636 and Dual Cameras Unveiled in China

On: October 18, 2018

Lenovo S5 Pro, the upgraded version of the Lenovo S5 that was announced in March has been officially unveiled in China. At the same event, the Chinese manufacturer also announced the Lenovo K5 Pro and K5s budget-friendly phones. The Lenovo S5 Pro comes with a notched display and it is fueled by Snapdragon 636. The handset is equipped with dual rear cameras and IR face unlock.

Design and Display

The metal bodied Lenovo S5 Pro measures 154.5 x 75.45 x 7.7mm and it weighs 170 grams. The handset comes in three color choices – Ice Blue, Pure Gold and Black. The 6.2-inch notched IPS LCD display of the Lenovo S5 Pro delivers an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. It offers full HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels.

Chipset, RAM and Battery

The Snapdragon 636 mobile platform fuels the smartphone along with 6 GB of RAM. Its storage variants are 64 GB and 128 GB and it comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot for additional storage. A 3,500mAh battery is present under the hood of the device that carries support for 18W fast charging.

Rear and Front Cameras

The backside of the phone features a vertical dual camera setup. It comprises of an f/1.8 aperture 12-megapixel pixel primary sensor and f/2.6 aperture 20-megapixel secondary sensor. The dual cameras are enabled with features like 2x optical zoom, smart HDR, scene recognition, night scene enhancement, camera scan mode and 4K video shooting at 30 fps.

The Sony IMX476 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and 8-megapixel IR lens are present inside the notch of the Lenovo S5 Pro. The front camera can bind four pixels into one for capturing brighter selfie shots. The selfie camera photography features of the smartphone include AI portrait mode, beauty mode and full HD video shooting.

The presence of an IR lens allows the S5 Pro to support face unlock in dim-light conditions. Moreover, the phone also features a fingerprint scanner on its back panel.

Software and Other Features

The S5 Pro runs Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with ZUI 5.0. The game mode available on the phone brings CPU and GPU acceleration along with a DND mode. The bottom edge of the phone features stereo speakers that are equipped with Dirac’s extended sound field algorithm for an immersive audio experience while watching video and playing games. The S5 Pro also offers connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Lenovo S5 Pro Pricing and Release Date

Lenovo S5 pre-sales have started in China and it will be hitting the market on October 23rd. The 64 GB and 128 GB Lenovo S5 Pro variants are priced at 1,298 Yuan (~Rs. 13,750) and 1,398 Yuan (~Rs. 14,800) respectively. There is no confirmation on the international availability of the smartphone.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.