Lenovo Zuk Z1 smartphone, which was announced last week in China, will be internationally launched with Cyanogen opeating system in October this year. The original version of the phone has Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with Lenovo’s ZIUI interface.
Confirming the Cyanogen version of Zuk Z1, Lenovo in a blog post said, “Cyanogen is excited to be the OS for Zuk Z1’s international version! The Chinese version of the Z1 became an instant success with more than 2 million pre-orders in one week. Be on the lookout for the Z1 in mid-October”.
The Lenovo Zuk Z1 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHZ with Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB LPPDR3 RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Its body is said to be made in aircraft-grade aluminum metal frame.
The Zuk Z1 smartphone measures 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9mm and weighs 175 grams. It has an 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony sensor (IMX214) and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It is powered by a huge 4,100 mAh battery.
Besides, this dual SIM smartphone has connectivity options like 4G, GPS, Bluetooth, fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi and USB Type-C port that offers up to 10 times faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0. Zuk Z1 will be available in White and Grey colours.
Sadly, the Lenovo Zuk Z1 may not be launched in India as Micromax has got the sole right to sell the Cyanogen for the Indian market. Currently, Micromax is selling Cyanogen OS based devices in India under its Yu brand. Infact for this reason, OnePlus was forced to stop selling its Cyanogen based devices in India. Recently, OnePlus brought its latest Oneplus 2 smartphone with a new Oxygen OS. It has also issued the same OS to its OnePlus One users who had got their devices with the Cyanogen OS pre-installed.