Lenovo recently launched its Lenovo Z6 Pro flagship smartphone and is now preparing to launch a new watered-down version of the same device, dubbed Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition. The phone is set to launch on May 22.
Lenovo Group’s vice president for the Chinese region has now announced through Weibo that the company will launch a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset powered smartphone, which is not yet available in the market.
As the upcoming smartphone is the Z6 Youth Edition, it appears the phone could come powered by the recently launched Snapdragon 730 or Snapdragon 730 G chipset. While the Samsung Galaxy A80 is powered by the SD730 SoC, the phone has yet to be available for sale.
Constructed using the 8 nm node, the Snapdragon 730 (SM7150-AA) and Snapdragon 730 G (SM7150-AB) are octa-core chipsets (2 + 6 core arrangement) with 2.2GHz clocked Kryo 470 CPUs, coupled with Adreno 618 GPUs. Qualcomm says the two processors deliver a performance increase of 35 per cent compared to the previous generation.
Both come with the Snapdragon X15 LTE modem which the company says is bringing download speeds of up to 800Mbps. Both of these chipsets are also ready for Wi-Fi 6, and come with Qualcomm Fast Charge 4 + support.
The Snapdragon 730 duo are the first to use the Hexagon Tensor Accelerator in 7 series processors. Both processors also feature the Hexagon 688 DSP which works with the GPU and CPU to complete AI tasks faster and in more power-efficient ways.
When the company announced the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT last year it became the world’s first smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core flagship chipset.
It is reported that the Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition comes with dual frequency GPS support for accurate positioning up to 1 m, which is a big deal for a smartphone in the mid-range segment. It could be the cheapest smartphone to carry support for L1 and L5 dual frequencies for accurately tracking location.
Currently, the specifications of this upcoming smartphone aren’t known, but as the launch nears, we expect to know more about the phone. We may have to wait for the launch event of the company on May 22 to know for sure what’s up to the sleeves of the company.