Lenovo Unveils First 12 GB RAM Phone

Lenovo Unveils First 12 GB RAM Phone
The Z5 Pro GT has a record-breaking amount of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage, but no 5G capabilities.

(CCM) — Chinese electronics company Lenovo has taken the wraps off the world's first phone to come equipped with a staggering 12 GB of RAM, Extremetech is reporting.

The Chinese smartphone market is notoriously RAM-hungry, and the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT caters to this with the record-breaking amount. The Z5 Pro GT is also aimed at consumers who want high-end performance, and the device will be the first to be powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 855 chip. It will offer up to 512 GB of onboard storage, but network connectivity will be limited to LTE speeds because 5G networking is not yet available in China.

The device is a slider phone and features a 6.39-inch OLED screen with almost no bezel around the top and sides of the display, and a thin one around the bottom. Instead of employing an Apple-style "notch," the screen slides down to reveal a 16 MP front-facing camera and an 8 MP infrared camera for face-based unlocking.

The company will start taking pre-orders for the Z5 Pro GT on January 15, 2019, and it is expected to be launched in China on January 24, 2019. The phone starts at $390 for the 6 GB version with 128 GB of storage, while the top-end version with 12 GB RAM and 512 GB storage is priced at $640.

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