Lenovo set to debut notch-free, all-screen Z5 phone next week

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Rumblings have made their way around the internet over the last week surrounding the announcement of Lenovo's all-screen, notch-free Z5 smartphone, and while a June 14 launch was rumored, we now have an official reveal date: June 5, 2018. 

Lenovo vice president Chan Cheng made the device's reveal date official by posting the smartphone’s launch invite on the company's Weibo (opens in new tab) page.

As of now, there are just two pictures that give us a hint at the phone's tantalizing design – each one showing an edge-to-edge display with no controversial notch in sight, which goes a long way to backing up previous rumors about the flagship device. 

Here’s what the 'big deal' is… 

Though little about the device has been confirmed at this point, an image doing the rounds on social media suggests that the Lenovo Z5 would boast a 95% screen-to-body ratio (presumably due to a slight chin). However, there's still some mystery surrounding the placement of its front-facing camera, sensors and earpiece. 

Another interesting revelation from the VP mentions a whopping 4TB of onboard storage, which would definitely set a smartphone storage record if true. 

Going by the watermark on recently shared camera samples by Cheng, it’s quite evident that the phone will have a dual camera and will feature portrait mode. Moreover, a huge battery is expected on the phone as Cheng has mentioned a 45-days standby time on single charge. 

Of all the commercially sold bezel-less phones, the original Mi Mix is still the benchmark when it comes to having a truly edge-to-edge display. Whether Lenovo's Z5 will have what it takes to top that trend-setting design is anybody's guess. 

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.