Lenovo Zuk Z1 India Launch Set for May 10

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Lenovo Zuk Z1 India Launch Set for May 10
Highlights
  • The first smartphone from Lenovo's new online-only brand will the Zuk Z1.
  • The Zuk Z1 will run Cyanogen OS 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
  • The Zuk Z1 supports Indian LTE Bands 3 (1800MHz) and 40 (2300MHz).
Lenovo India has confirmed that its Z1 smartphone, under its online-only sub-brand, Zuk, will be launching on May 10. Lenovo India took to Facebook to announce the launch date for the new Z1 smartphone.

The company wrote, "Announcing the world's first crowd sourced product launch where you take center stage to launch the #LenovoZ1."

(Also see: Lenovo Zuk Z1: First Impressions)

Unlike the Chinese market where it is sold as the Zuk Z1, the smartphone in India will be dubbed Lenovo Zuk Z1. The biggest highlight of the Lenovo Zuk Z1 is that it runs Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which means that users will get many options to customise their phones.

(Also see: Lenovo's Bringing the Zuk Sub-Brand to India, but With a Twist)

Under the hood, the Zuk Z1 smartphone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz with integrated Adreno 330 graphics, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The Lenovo Z1 packs 64GB of inbuilt storage, but there's no option for storage expansion. Another notable feature of the Lenovo Zuk Z1 smartphone is that it packs large 4100mAh battery. The dual-SIM phone supports two Nano-SIM cards, both of which support 4G LTE connectivity and Indian LTE bands - FDD Band 3 (1800MHz) and TDD Band 40 (2300MHz).

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The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor and optical image stabilisation (OIS), a feature usually found only in high-end smartphones. There is also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Zuk Z1 smartphone weighs 175 grams and measures 155.7x77.3x8.9mm.

(Also see: Cyanogen OS No Longer Exclusive to Micromax's Yu in India: Lenovo)

Notably, Zuk Z1 embeds the fingerprint scanner on home button. Much like recently launched flagship smartphones, Lenovo's Zuk Z1 features the USB Type-C 3.0 port. 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.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Looks good, well built
  • Good screen customisation features
  • Great software
  • Decent camera
  • Good battery life
  • Bad
  • Unlocking the phone isn't as easy as it could be
  • Dated SoC
  • No expandable storage
  • Only available through flash sales
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4100mAh
OS Android 5.1.1
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
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