ZUK Z1, the first smartphone from Lenovo-backed startup ZUK has been introduced in China. It packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC and runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with ZUI. It has aircraft-grade aluminum metal frame. The main highlight is the reversible USB 3.0 Type-C port that would offer up to 10 times faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0.
It also has a home button with built-in fingerprint sensor. The company is calling it U-Touch that can act as a Home button when hard pressed, Back button on touch and double-clicked for multitasking. It has dual (nano) SIM support with 4G connectivity (TDD-LTE bands 38, 39, 40, 41, FDD-LTE bands 1, 3, 7) on both. It packs a 4100mAh battery, with 5.3V-2.5A fast charger it takes just 2.5 hours to charge fully.
ZUK Z1 specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display, 1500:1 contrast ratio
- 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU
- 3GB LPPDR3 RAM, 64GB internal memory
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with ZUI
- Dual (nano) SIM
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX214 Exmor RS sensor, OIS, 1.12um pixels, f/2.2 aperture
- 8MP front-facing camera, OmniVision OV8865 sensor
- Fingerprint scanner
- Dimensions: 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm; Weight: 175 g
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS / GLONASS, USB 3.0 Type-C
- 4100mAh battery
The ZUK Z1 comes in White and Grey colors and is priced at 1799 Yuan ( US$ 284 / Rs. 18,280 approx.). It is taking registrations for the sale on August 18th on its website.