Lenovo built a slider phone with 12GB of RAM [engadget.com]
While Lenovo continues [engadget.com] to push [engadget.com] the Motorola brand in the West, it's also been busy doing its own thing back in China. Just last month, the company brought us the Z5 Pro [engadget.com] all-screen slider phone which, to our surprise, packed mid-tier specs to woo the budget-conscious consumers. That's all well and good, but surely such a special form factor deserves the best specs available, right? This is where the new Z5 Pro GT comes in.
Announced at the Beijing event today, this new Android phone comes loaded with up to 12GB of RAM -- a new record for smartphones -- along with up to 512GB of storage. It's also the second smartphone confirmed to feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 [engadget.com] chipset, though unlike OnePlus' yet-to-be-named flagship device [engadget.com], Lenovo's slider won't be packing 5G radio.
[...] Despite being the first 12GB RAM smartphone, the Z5 Pro GT won't be available for pre-order until January 15th next year, ahead of the official launch on the 24th. Prices range from 2,698 yuan or about $390 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version, all the way to 4,398 yuan or about $640 for the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage top model.
You know what's next. 16 GB.
Previously: Oppo Likely to Release the First Smartphone With 10 GB of RAM [soylentnews.org]
Xiaomi Announces Smartphones with 10 GB of RAM [soylentnews.org]