Lenovo Z5 Pro GT with Snapdragon 855 and 12GB RAM announced in China

On: December 19, 2018

During the launch event of the Lenovo Z5s in China yesterday, Lenovo did the unthinkable by announcing the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT as the world’s first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset. It is also the first smartphone to feature 12GB of RAM. The company also announced the Lenovo S5 Pro GT smartphone at the same event.

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT Specifications and Features

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is actually the very same Lenovo Z5 Pro slider design handset that was announced in China in November, that features an improved chipset and double the RAM. The smartphone is also packed with 512GB of native storage. The rest of the specifications of the smartphone are same as its regular variant. The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has a sporty look since it features a carbon fibre finish along with red accents on its edges, dual camera sensors and bottom portion of the slider.

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED screen that offers an impressive 95.06 percent screen-to-body ratio. It features full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The Chinese manufacturer has added an optical fingerprint sensor under the display of the smartphone. The slider of the smartphone features a 16-megapixel selfie shooter and an 8-megapixel IR camera for facial recognition in dim light conditions.

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT

The rear panel of the Lenovo Z5 Pro features 16-megapixel + 24-megapixel vertical dual camera setup. The handset features a 3,350mAh battery to keep the lights on. It runs ZUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie. The handset lacks a 3.5mm audio jack.

Lenovo S5 Pro GT Specifications and Features

In October, the Chinese manufacturer had launched the Snapdragon 636 powered Lenovo S5 Pro. Apart from launching the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT and Lenovo Z5s yesterday, the company also launched the updated Lenovo S5 Pro GT smartphone. Instead of the Snapdragon 636 SoC, the S5 Pro GT is fueled by the more powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC. The remaining specifications of the smartphone are identical to its regular version.


The Lenovo S5 Pro GT features a 6.2-inch notched IPS LCD screen with full HD+ resolution. ZUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie comes preloaded on the device. The smartphone is equipped with 20-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual front-facing cameras and 20-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual rear cameras. It is packed with a 3,350mAh battery

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT and S5 Pro GT Price and Availability

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT comes in four models of 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and 12GB RAM + 512GB storage. These models are priced at 2,698 Yuan (~Rs 27,503), 2,998 Yuan (~Rs 30,500), 3,398 Yuan (~Rs 40,700) and 4,398 Yuan (~Rs 44,800) respectively. Pre-orders of the smartphone will begin in China on January 15th. Its shipments will start on January 24th. The handset comes in a single Black colour option.

The Lenovo S5 Pro GT comes in 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage models, priced at priced at 1,198 Yuan (~Rs 12,200) and 1,298 Yuan (~Rs 13,200) respectively. The colour variants of the S5 Pro GT include Jing Yao Black, Pure Gold and Ice Blue. The reservations of the smartphone have started in China, and its sales are scheduled to start on December 24th.

There is no confirmation on the availability of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT and S5 Pro GT outside of China at present.

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.