What We Know About Zuk Z1: The New Chinese Smartphone Ready to Hit the Market

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What We Know About Zuk Z1: The New Chinese Smartphone Ready to Hit the Market

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The new Chinese startup, Zuk, backed by Lenovo and Qihoo 360 is planning to launch a smartphone, with their own own Cyanogen OS, android alternative technology. Apart from this, the phone promises to have great specs and a low price.

Image Source: Chang Cheng Weibo

Image Source: Chang Cheng Weibo

According to CEO Chang Cheng’s social networking page Weibo, what we know till now is that the device will sport a Type-C USB 3.3 port, a home button which is also a fingerprint scanner and according to various leaks, the Zuk Z1 will feature a 5.5 inch 1080p (1920X1080) display with 3GB RAM space and 64GB internal storage. The handset is said to be powered by either Snapdragon 808 or Snapdragon 810, and one can expect a 4G LTE connectivity too. The Cynogen OS will be found installed on top of Google’s operating system and the phone will come with a pre-installed android 5.1 Lollipop.

ZUK Z1 official render

The specs are also said to be supported by the Cynogen OS and the Zuk phone’s website says that the OS will have a customer user interface called ZUI, over the top, which can be related to Qihoo’s Android based OS. The Zuk Z1 also comes with a commendable battery life of 4000mAh. The phone is set to launch in China on August 11, 2015, and will be available through Chinese e-commerce website, The rumoured price in India is said to be approximately Rs. 20,000.

ZUK Z1 official render

Given below are the specifications of the Lenovo sponsored Zuk Z1:

SIM Dual Sim with 4GLTE
USB Type C 3.0 port
Display 5.5″ FHD Capacitative Touchscreen, 1920X1810 pixel resolution
CPU/Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 2.0GHz octacore processor
GPU Adreno 418
OS CyanogenMod 12.1 (Based on Android Lollipop 5.1) +ZUI
Storage 64GB (Internal)
Memory 16GB exapandable up to 32GB Via MicroSD card slot
Camera 13MP (Primary). 5MP (Front)
Connectivity 4G LTE/3G/2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
Battery 4000 mAh with quick charging
Price Rs.20,000 (Approximately)

It remains to be seen if this phone will banish its competition to the peripheral markets. Let us know what you think.

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