Lenovo has been releasing a drip-feed of information about its new Z5 smartphone, building anticipation around what could be shaping up to be a truly revolutionary device.
The manufacturer's vice president Chang Cheng has been posting snippets of information about the handset on the Chinese social media site Weibo, hinting at a phone with an impressive all-screen aesthetic, an incredible battery life and plentiful storage space, among other eye-catching features.
In the last few years, many companies have attempted an all-screen design, but teaser images and design sketches released by Mr Chang indicate that the Z5 comes closer than any previous model. With no notch or bezels, the futuristic handset is aiming to achieve a 95 per cent screen-to-body ratio, which is more or less unprecedented.
However, this is not the only way in which the Z5 is looking to break the mould. According to Mr Chang, the smartphone will be able to deliver an amazing 45 days of standby time, suggesting a quantum leap forward in battery technology.
The Lenovo vice president has also described how advancements in “particle technology” will make it possible for the Z5 to come with a massive 4 TB of internal storage space – enough to hold 2,000 HD movies, 150,000 lossless music files or one million photos.
Also included in the teaser posts were sample images apparently taken with the Z5's dual cameras, which indicate that the phone will use some form of AI capabilities to deliver high-end image quality. Other reports have suggested that the device may also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, something that few other current manufacturers are trying.
These preliminary details will serve to stoke high expectations for the Z5's official debut, which could be coming soon; Mr Chang has indicated that invitations to a formal launch event will be sent out in the near future.