Bezel-less Lenovo Z5 stars in new teaser, shows narrow bottom bezels

Lenovo keeps teasing its “truly bezel-less” smartphone, the Z5, but other than saying that it has the “highest ever” screen-to-body ratio, there’s no info about the upcoming device. We don’t even know what does “highest” means since Lenovo’s VP, Chang Cheng asked fans to guess what screen-to-body ratio the device will have: a) 80-84%, b) 85-89%, c) 90-94%, or d) 95%.

To make it easier to guess, Cheng posted a picture that shows the upper left side of the smartphone, including the very thin bezels. Today, he posted yet another picture that shows the bottom left side of the Z5, which by the …


Lenovo teases phone with the "highest ever" screen-to-body ratio

Lenovo’s Vice President Chang Cheng has teased an upcoming flagship smartphone with around 95% screen-to-body ratio, perhaps even higher. Cheng posted the teaser image to the left (or above if you’re on a phone) and asked fans to guess what screen-to-body ratio the device will have: a) 80-84%, b) 85-89%, c) 90-94%, or d) 95%. It’s kind of hard to judge by the image, given the deliberate crop, but it’s a relatively safe bet that Lenovo’s VP wouldn’t be teasing it this way if the company wasn’t capable of producing something in the 95% range.

Speaking of the way the image is cropped, …

Lenovo denies reports of massive Motorola layoffs, says Moto Z family is safe for now

You might not be aware that Lenovo has decided let go a certain number of Motorola employees earlier this week. Reports about the layoffs emerged a few days ago after a Motorola employee said the company’s workforce in Chicago has been halved.

Today, Lenovo told Engadget that the reports are inaccurate in the fact that the layoffs did not impact half of Motorola’s workforce in Chicago, but much less. Also, the company confirmed the development of its Moto Z family will not be affected by these layoffs.

This week’s employment reductions are a continuation of that process. We are reducing …

Motorola RAZR coming back hints Lenovo CEO

One of the most popular handsets in the history of the cellphone, Motorola sold 50 million RAZR flip phones between 2004 and 2006. Anyone who was anyone had to have the device. While there were smartphones around, it wasn’t until the next year, when Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced something called the Apple iPhone (you might have heard of it) that the smartphone revolution began in earnest. Intelligent handsets soared in popularity, marking the end of the RAZR.

With the return of the Nokia 8110 at MWC bringing a nostalgic feeling to many, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing talked today with …

Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus hands-on

By now, it seems that the majority of Android-powered tablets released throughout the year have been largely cost-conscious, just because it doesn’t seem as though there is much of a market anymore for high-end, premium ones. Now, if you’re looking for one that manages to strike a balance with its design, specs, and price point, the Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus might be worth considering.

Yes, the model name can be a little bit confusing, but what we’re dealing here is an 8-inch Android tablet that’s in its 4th generation. Out of the box, the most intriguing thing about the Lenovo Tab 4 8 …

Lenovo, Xiaomi, other smartphone makers to buy $2 billion worth of Qualcomm components

After being hit with a $1.2 billion fine for paying Apple to keep its LTE modems exclusive, Qualcomm announces a $2 billion deal with Chinese smartphone makers.

Lenovo, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have signed a deal with Qualcomm to buy $2 billion worth of components over the next three years. According to the US company, this is a non-binding agreement, which means either party can break off negotiations at any time.

The official statement doesn’t mention Qualcomm’s mobile processors, but RFFE components that are designed to enable OEMs to build more complex mobile devices at larger scales. …

Lenovo Smart Display hands-on

Lenovo’s teamed up with Google to create a rival to Amazon’s Echo Show. While the hardware may be promising, the name is quite forgettable. Dubbed simply “Lenovo Smart Display,” this Google Assistant-based smart speaker offers the convenience of an either 8 or 10-inch screen to facilitate deeper, more intuitive interaction between the user(s), and Google’s Assistant.

The main screen will display your Google Photos images, but more experiences will likely be added. As the Smart Display features a FHD touchscreen, entering into the device will show you recent reminders, …

Lenovo Miix hands-on

It looks like Lenovo will be the latest to take a run at Microsoft’s Surface 2-in-1 computers, but with a slightly different approach. The Lenovo Miix 630 takes the Surface form factor and joins it with Windows 10 S, a Snapdragon 835 processor, and 4G LTE service to deliver “true anytime, anywhere mobility.”

As mentioned, the Miix 630 shares the form-factor of the Surface lineup with its detachable keyboard, adjustable hinge, and included digital pen. While this is already a very mobile-friendly style, the less-than-three-pound, device truly untethers you with …

Google to launch Echo Show competitors in partnership with JBL, Lenovo, Sony, LG, and other major companies

Facing incredibly tough competition from Amazon, and with Apple’s HomePod on the horizon, Google announced that Google Assistant will be making its way to a wide range of smart home speakers made by different manufacturers in 2018. Major tech companies, including Bang & Olufsen, Altec Lansing, Anker Innovations, Braven, iHome, JBL, Jensen, LG, Lenovo, Klipsch, Knit Audio, Memorex, RIVA Audio, SōLIS, and Sony are reportedly on board and will be producing their own smart speakers powered by Google’s AI Assistant.

What’s more interesting is that JBL, …

Deal: Save more than $50 (20%) when you buy the Lenovo Tab 4 Plus 10-inch on Amazon

Lenovo’s Tab 4 series made its debut in the United States during the summer as cheap alternatives to other tablets released by brands like Samsung and Apple. Obviously, they’re using Google’s Android OS and more than decent specs the price you pay.

One of the high-end tablets in the Tab 4 series, the 10-inch Lenovo Tab 4 Plus is getting nearly 20% discount on Amazon, so if you’re looking for an Android tablet that costs less than $250, this is likely to be the best deal you can get until the holiday season.

For a limited time, the Tab 4 Plus is available …