While most of the Android smartphones are featuring notch, Lenovo is trying a different approach to introduce all-screen phone without notch with its next flagship. The company’s Vice President Chang Cheng took to Weibo where he introduced a sketch of the upcoming Lenovo Z5. It comes with almost 95 percent screen. So, Lenovo is bravely trying a new approach by ignoring notch for its next flagship. In comparison, Essential Phone comes with 84.9% screen, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 with about 84%, and iPhone X with 82.9%. But, at providing 95%, Lenovo will face many challenges to house front-camera, sensors, and other essentials. Cheng made a claim that Lenovo Z5 will be benefited from 18 patented technologies and four technological breakthroughs. But, as Lenovo is coming with an all-screen notchless design, it has to do something to hide components like the secondary camera, speaker, and necessary sensors at the front.
All-screen design without notch
Most of the companies have been successful to provide full-screen by adopting notch. From Apple’s iPhone X to hundreds of Android devices have adopted notch to provide full-screen. Although it gives more screen to the user, it is far from the ‘all-screen’ look as it comes with notch. So, is it possible? Once back in February, Vivo introduced its Apex concept phone in which the fingerprint sensor was invisible as it was hid behind the display, and there was a pop-up camera in the front top of the device. This design could allow the phone to have all-screen design avoiding notch. When Android P will arrive, it will support devices with notches. So, you won’t have to worry about the day-to-day experience with your device. However, most of the companies are found following Apple’s lead blindly. Instead, they could create their own innovative design. Hopefully, Lenovo’s Z5 must come with size smaller than 5.9-inch as it is becoming the standard form of size for bezel devices. Whether it becomes thick like iPhone SE, it would not matter if it introduces an all-screen devices without notch.
As Lenovo is trying a new and different approach from others to introduce an all-screen device, it would be interesting to see Z5. Still, there is much to know about this device and it will be interesting to see where it goes. So, do you think Lenovo could be the first company to launch a phone that has nothing except screen on the front? By looking at the sketch of Lenovo Z5 posted by Lenovo on Weibo, it seems possible.