Lenovo’s Zuk Z1 is a solid OnePlus 2 competitor, out now in China

Lenovo has launched a new sub-brand of smartphones, and the first device from this range is the Zuk Z1 which is scheduled to be sold online in China from August 18 onwards. This device is a straight challenger to the OnePlus 2, which is very evident through the fact that it carries a 5.5-inch display, a metal frame, a USB Type-C port, a fingerprint scanner and other advanced specs.

Moreover, it’s a comparatively cheaper offering as well. The Zuk Z1 will be purchasable in China in exchange of CNY 1799 which translates into about $280 or Rs 18000. The base model of the OnePlus 2 on the other hand, can be yours at $329 or Rs 22999.

Lenovo’s Zuk has equipped its first smartphone with a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD monitor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset. A big highlight is that it carries onboard a 4100mAh battery which promises hours and hours of usage without having to be charged again.

Zuk Z1 Front

The dual SIM 4G-supporting Z1 has been fitted with 3GB worth of RAM and 64GB worth of storage. It holds a 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor on its rear surface, and this camera also offers optical image stabilization. For selfies, an 8MP front snapper has been granted to this device as well.

A quick look at the main specs of the Zuk Z1:

– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 64GB storage (not expandable)
– CPU: 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– 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

There’s no word on whether or not Lenovo’s Zuk Z1 will be released in markets other than China. We’ll have more on it when additional details are out.