In order to take on online-exclusive brands like Xiaomi, Lenovo launched a new brand called ZUK in China earlier this month. The first smartphone from the brand, the ZUK Z1, is now slated for a global launch in October and will run on Cyanogen OS.
The news was posted by Cyanogen on Google+ where it announced the global variant of the ZUK Z1 will run on Cyanogen OS and will be available in mid-October.
In terms of specifications, the ZUK Z1 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display. Under the hood, runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, there is no option for further expansion. The smartphone also includes a fingerprint scanner for added security.
On the camera front, the Zuk Z1 is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear snapper with optical image stabilization and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The smartphone packs a massive 4,100mAh battery and will run CyanogenMod ROM based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Connectivity options present on the smartphone include, dual-SIM card slots, support for 4G LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB Type-C port.
The ZUK Z1 is priced at 1,800 Yuan in China, which is approximately Rs 18,270. However, the pricing information for the international variant is not revealed yet.
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