New Delhi: Lenovo’s online-only smartphone brand Zuk launched its first smartphone last year in China, and was aimed at countering the rise of Xiaomi in China. Now, Lenovo has dropped a hint that the Z1 smartphone is coming to India.
The Chinese company has started teasing the launch of the Z1 smartphone in India. Lenovo has sent physical media invites for the launch of the smartphone, but has not confirmed a date for the event. The invite points to a dedicated website for the Z1 smartphone, with a tagline that says, “small actions = big chances.”
To recall, the Zuk Z1 sports a metal frame and includes no branding from Lenovo. There is only Zuk branding at the back of the handset. It was launched in China at CNY 1,799 (approximately Rs. 18,250).
For specifications, the Zuk Z1 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display and sports a physical home button on the front panel. Notably, the home button on the Z1 smartphone also embeds the fingerprint scanner. Much like some high-end smartphones, Lenovo’s Zuk Z1 features the USB Type-C 3.0 port. Under the hood, the new smartphone packs a dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHZ coupled with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The handset supports dual Nano-SIM cards and runs ZUI based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It packs 64GB of inbuilt storage.
The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony sensor (IMX214) and optical image stabilisation (OIS), another feature that’s found in high-end smartphones. There is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera also on board. It packs a large 4100mAh battery and will be available in White and Grey colours. The Zuk Z1 smartphone measures 155.7×77.3×8.9mm and weighs 175 grams.
The model launched in China supports both 4G LTE bands in India (FDD-LTE Band 3 1800MHz and TDD-LTE Band 40 2300MHz). Other connectivity options on the Zuk Z1 include Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, and Glonass. It features an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, digital compass (magnetometer), and proximity sensor.