What We Know About Zuk Z1: The New Chinese Smartphone Ready to Hit the Market
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.
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.
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, JD.com. The rumoured price in India is said to be approximately Rs. 20,000.
Given below are the specifications of the Lenovo sponsored Zuk Z1:
|Network||GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, LTE|
|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|
|OS||CyanogenMod 12.1 (Based on Android Lollipop 5.1) +ZUI|
|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|
It remains to be seen if this phone will banish its competition to the peripheral markets. Let us know what you think.