Zuk Z1 gets a back panel that’s made from actual wood

If you remember the Zuk Z1, you’ll also remember that this phone offers plenty of value for money with its advanced offerings. Its Lenovo-owned manufacturer has now made the deal even sweeter by introducing a special edition oak wood model which is just CNY 100 dearer that the normal model. That’s $15 or Rs 1035 if you’re struggling with the conversion.

This variant of the Zuk Z1 will supposedly feature oak that has originated in the Appalachian Mountains from the United States. It has been made clear that the surface will be pure wood which hasn’t been dyed in any way.

As revealed by Mobipicker, nothing else has changed for the Z1 smartphone, apart from the different back panel. That means you’re still getting a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display and quad core processing offered by the tried and tested Snapdragon 801 chipset which has recently also found its way into the OnePlus X.

Zuk Z1

This device from Zuk ships with a fingerprint scanner as well as a USB Type-C port. Apart from the fact that it offers a 13MP main camera and an 8MP selfie unit, another one of its highlights is its large 4100mAh battery pack.

A look at the main specs of the Zuk Z1:

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

The limited edition oak wood model of the Zuk Z1 is set to be sold in China at CNY 1799 which translates to around $283 or Rs 18600. This phone runs a custom ROM in the said country, but is sold with Cyanogen OS onboard, elsewhere.