The launch of the much awaited Lenovo Z5s and the new Snapdragon 855-equipped Lenovo Z5 Pro GT took off some of the spotlight another really interesting device announced yesterday probably deserved – we’re talking about the upgraded Lenovo S5 Pro GT.
Lenovo’s S5 Pro did indeed see a big change, at least as far as processing power is concerned. The company’s mid-ranger is now fueled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, which is a very nice upgrade over the lower end Snapdragon 636 of the predecessor with a max clock of 2.2Ghz and an Adreno 512 GPU to go along with it. The better CPU is paired with the same memory configurations, meaning 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).
The overall design of the phone is unchanged, we still have a 6.2-inch IPS display of 2246*1080 resolution and 18.7:9 aspect ratio, two rear cameras of 12MP + 20MP resolution with the secondary sporting a 2X optical zoom and a dual front snappers of 20MP and 8MP featuring an infrared emitter. Battery is also the same with a capacity of 3500mAh, just as everything else except the OS, now ZUI 10 (from ZUI 5).
The Lenovo S5 Pro GT will sell starting at 1198 Yuan ($170) for the 4GB/64GB variant, 1298 Yuan ($185) for 6GB/64GB and 1498 Yuan ($215) for the 6GB/128GB model. Beware these are prices in China, so we expect to see them cost more on retail sites.
Overall, the Lenovo S5 Pro GT looks like a solid phone for the price, we’ll have to wait and see if the great hardware is matched by the software.