Lenovo presents first smartphone with Snapdragon




855-soc and 12GB ram
Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has presented the first smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-soc. It is the Z5 Pro GT. It is also the first telephone with 12 GB memory on board.

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT The Z5 Pro GT is a variant of the already existing Z5 Pro with Snapdragon 845-soc. Apart from the soc, the working memory also differs. By default, the manufacturer supplies the device with 6 or 8GB lpddr4x memory and 128 or 256GB storage, but there is a variant with a memory of 12GB and a storage of 512GB. It will not be sold yet on release.

The Snapdragon 855 version is on sale from January 24, as is stated on the Lenovo site. This makes it the first announced smartphone with the new soc for high-end smartphones. Qualcomm presented the 855 earlier this month.

The Snapdragon 855 has a prime core at a maximum of 2.84 GHz, with three performance channels at a maximum of 2.42 GHz. These cores are all derived from ARM’s new Cortex A76. There are also four energy-efficient ARM Cortex A55 cores with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz. The processor cores share 2MB of L3 cache. The Adreno 640 GPU would bring an improvement in performance of twenty percent. This gpu according to Qualcomm makes the Snapdragon 855 a lot more suitable for games, by making higher performances possible. The chip should enable HDG gaming, including support for 10bit colors, the rec2020 color space, Dolby Vision, hdr10 + and Vulkan 1.1.

The Z5 Pro GT only comes from China and costs from 2698 yuan, converted about 343 euros. The version with 12GB memory costs 4398 yuan, converted around 550 euros. Lenovo has not been releasing smartphones under its own name for some time in the Benelux and only uses the brand name Motorola. The basic version of the Z5 drew attention earlier this year when Lenovo pretended that the device had no notch on the screen, after which it appeared that Lenovo had lied and the phone came out with a so-called notch in the display.


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