Lenovo ZUK Z1 Announced – Hands-on

Meet the ZUK Z1 – a handset to be sold online by Lenovo. Going on sale on August 18th, this is a new brand of handset designed to try and fend off the rise and rise of Xiaomi in China. It’ll sell for CNY 1,799, which is around £179.32, but we don’t have any details on whether it’ll be available outside China just yet.
Lenovo ZUK Z1 Announced   Hands on
Although Lenovo are behind the handset, you won’t see any branding on this one – only the ZUK logo.

The Z1 has a 5.5″ 1080×1920 full HD screen and that rectangular home button up front. Other details include a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU with 3GB RAM and a stonking 64GB of internal storage plus a USB Type-C 3.0 port. It’ll run Android 5.1.1 and has a Sony 13 megapixel rear camera with OIS to supplement the 8 megapixel front shooter. Available in white or grey it has a 4100mAh battery and the model we held supports selected 4G bands with WIFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and it has the Cyanogen OS Preview 12.1 running on it with an Android M-esque launched.

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Very shiny.