Lenovo’s Zuk Z1 smartphone gets its international model to run Cyanogen OS

Not too long ago, a smartphone named Zuk Z1 which is made by a Lenovo-owned company entered the spotlight, impressing us greatly with its hardware offerings. The device has apparently raked up as many as 2 million pre-orders in China already, and is in the waiting for an international release.

News is that the model outside China will run the Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Cyanogen 12.1 OS. In its home country, the Zuk Z1 offers a custom Android ROM that’s devoid of the Google Play services due to a ban on them in China.

Additional information about the device is that it will begin its journey into international markets in mid-October. There’s a very low chance of the Z1 being released in India though, as Micromax’s Yu smartphones have exclusive rights to the Cyanogen OS in the country.

Zuk Z1

Anyway, let’s see what the future has in store for us. In the meantime, you can take a look at the specs of the Zuk handset to know why exactly it’s such an attractive offering considering its low price.

Specs of the Zuk Z1 at a glance:

– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
– CPU: 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– GPU: Adreno 330
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 64GB storage (not expandable)
– Cameras: 13MP rear with OIS, 8MP front
– Battery: 4100mAh
– Size: 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9mm
– Weight: 175gms
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C

Zuk Z1 Rear

The Z1 costs 1799 Yuan (about $280 or Rs 18550), and offers a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display. It features a Snapdragon 801 chipset, while its other highlights include a fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C port, a 13MP rear camera and a whopping 4100mAh battery.

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Like we said, Lenovo’s Zuk Z1 will be released sometime during the middle of October this year.