Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has been unveiled alongside the Lenovo Z5s on Tuesday. The new model has debuted as the world’s first Snapdragon 855 SoC-powered smartphone. The new SoC was launched earlier this month with a Snapdragon X50 modem to enable 5G connectivity.
Alongside the new 7nm Qualcomm chip, the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has up to 12GB of RAM option. The smartphone also runs Android Pie on top of Lenovo’s ZUI 10 out-of-the-box. There isn’t any notch at the front to contain the selfie camera. Instead, the phone has a slider design that brings the selfie camera with a slide. The slider part also houses a system to enable infrared (IR) based face unlock functionality.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT price
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT price in China has been set at CNY 2,698 (roughly Rs. 27,700) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage configuration, while its 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant is priced at CNY 2,998 (roughly Rs. 30,800) and the 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant costs CNY 3,398 (roughly Rs. 41,100). There is also the top-of-the-line 12GB RAM/ 512GB storage variant of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT that comes with a price tag of CNY 4,398 (roughly Rs. 45,100).
All the four variants of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT will be available for pre-orders in China starting January 15, while its sale will begin from January 24. The smartphone will be available in a Carbon Black colour option with carbon fibre finish on top.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Lenovo Z5 Pro GT runs ZUI 10.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. It features a 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. However, the USP of the Z5 Pro GT will be its Snapdragon 855 SoC that is based on 7nm process to deliver top-notch performance. The new chip was announced earlier this month, and companies such as OnePlus and Sony were so far expected to bring its processing power to the masses.
The Snapdragon 855 SoC on the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is coupled with 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM options. On the part of optics, the Z5 Pro GT has dual rear camera setup that includes a 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor along with an f/1.8 aperture and dual-tone LED flash alongside a 24-megapixel Sony IMX576 sensor along with an f/1.8 aperture.lenovo z5 pro gt image front back Lenovo Z5 Pro GT
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT also has a dual camera setup at the front that comes with a 16-megapixel front-facing sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 8-megapixel IR sensor to enable the Face Unlock functionality. The selfie camera setup notable sits on the siding structure that also has sensors such as an ambient light as well as an earpiece.
The sliding structure uses six parallel slides, double-helical structure, and AI smart antennas. The antennas are touted to intelligently detect the position of the user’s hand grip to dynamically adjust the signal.
For storing content, Lenovo has provided 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options. The Z5 Pro GT has a range of connectivity options, including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. Sensors on board include an ambient light sensor, hall sensor, electronic compass, gravity sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. There is also an in-display fingerprint sensor to unlock the smartphone by placing a registered finger on its display.
The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT packs a 3,350mAh battery. Besides, it measures 155.12×73.04×9.3mm and weighs 210 grams.
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G Goes Official With 5G Support, Smaller Battery, and 40W Fast Charging
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G – the 5G ready variant of the Huawei Mate 20 X – has finally gone official. After an alleged render and retail packaging of the phone surfaced online last month, Huawei has officially launched the phone and has also detailed its availability and pricing for the UK market. The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is identical to the Huawei Mate 20 X, except the fact that the former is 5G compatible and packs a smaller battery with support for faster 40W charging.
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G price, availability
The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G has been priced at GBP 999 (roughly Rs. 89,500) in the UK. The phone will reportedly hit the shelves in June and will be available from leading operators like Vodafone, Three, EE, and O2. Three and O2 have individually confirmed that they will offer the 5G-ready Huawei phone in summer. Additionally, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G will be up for grabs from retail partners likes SKY, MPD, and A1 in the UK. There is no word from Huawei regarding the phone’s availability in other markets, including India. Huawei is also bringing the Huawei Mate X foldable phone to the UK market, but there is no official information regarding its pricing and availability as of now.
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G specifications
As mentioned above the main difference between the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G and the standard Huawei Mate 20 X is 5G support, which comes courtesy of the Balong 5000 modem inside the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G. But it has a smaller 4,200mAh battery with support for 40W charging, compared to the 5,000mAh battery inside the Huawei Mate 20 X that only supports 22.5W fast charging standard, just as a recent leak had indicated.
The rest of the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G specifications include a 7.2-inch OLED full-HD+ (1080×2240 pixels) display and the in-house Kirin 980 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. The phone features a 40-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens on the back, accompanied by a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle-lens, and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. The Huawei Mate X packs a 24-megapixel front camera and comes with IP53 water and dust resistance rating.
Sony HT-X8500 2.1 Channel Dolby Atmos Soundbar Launched in India
Sony is steadily expanding its Dolby Atmos soundbar range in India, as its just added a new budget option called the HT-X8500. This soundbar supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and connects to a Bravia TV wirelessly, over Bluetooth. The HT-X8500 is on sale in India now for a price of Rs. 29,990 and is available online and through all of Sony’s stores and authorised retail partners.
Up until now, Sony had just one Dolby Atmos soundbar in the market called the HT-ST5000, which came at a steep premium of Rs. 1,39,990. The new HT-X8500 is a lot more accessible in that respect, which is part of Sony’s strategy to bring Dolby Atmos to a lot more living rooms. One of the reasons for this price gulf between the two models is that the HT-X8500 doesn’t come with a stand-alone sub-woofer and has fewer drivers in the soundbar.
Instead, there are two sub-woofers placed at the centre of the soundbar, which is supposed to deliver good bass. At either end of the soundbar are two full-range drivers, which together with the sub-woofers, simulate a 7.1.2 channel audio experience. Sony claims its Vertical Surround Sound technology is what makes getting a Dolby Atmos sound experience possible, without dedicated speakers for each channel. It also says that it can take stereo audio and simulate a surround effect too, with a dedicated mode on the remote.
The HT-X8500 soundbar measures 890x64x96mm and weighs around 3.1kg. It supports Bluetooth 5, HDMI ARC input, HDMI eARC output, is HDCP 2.2 compliant, and is compatible with HDR and DolbyVision. The soundbar can be placed on your TV stand or it can also be wall mounted.
“[The] Sony HT-X8500 soundbar is designed to enhance the audio to complement the TV viewing experience, said Hidenori Hino, Business Head, Audio, Sony India. “With Dolby Atmos and built-in subwoofer, cinema and music lovers will see, hear and feel their favourite shows, movies, and music like never-before,” he added.
I like challenges thrown at me: Shreyas Talpade
Shreyas Talpade says there have been times when he was written of as an actor but he always managed to prove his talent.
In his 19-year-old career, Shreyas has had a mix bag of hits and flops but every film has been a learning for him, says the actor.
“Coming from a non-film background, all you need is an opportunity to show your work, show your versatility. And I am grateful for all the work that I have done and reached this far and still doing work I think it is great. Every film has taught me something. The journey is not over yet,” he told PTI in an interview.
Best known for his critically-acclaimed turns in Dor and Iqbal, the actor says he has learnt to balance praise and brickbats that are a part of being a performer.
“If everything is going in your favour or is good, then you will become complacent. I like challenges thrown at me, I don’t mind when I am not called a star, or when people say I am finished or think I am a non-actor. I know what I am capable of. I believe in myself.”
Shreyas says it is tough to sustain in this industry and he is aware that everyone goes through highs and lows.
“Even the biggest of stars including Amitabh Bachchan sir had to go through a weak phase, he had to struggle. It is part of your professional journey. One who has the hunger and passion for cinema will do whatever it takes to do good work.
“One thing that the industry has taught me is that it is never too late to start or restart at any point. Like how Bachchan sir reinvented himself,” he says.
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