As promised, Lenovo-backed smartphone manufacturer ZUK has finally rolled out the Nougat update for the ZUK Z2 and Z2 Pro smartphones in China. The update is 1.1GB in size and will bring the devices to build number 2.5.334.
Initially, both the smartphones were launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with the ZUI 2.0 skin running on top which will be updated to ZUI 2.5 after getting the Nougat update. Note that the ZUK Z2 was later launched in India as Lenovo Z2 Plus last year while the ZUK Z2 Pro never made it to the Indian smartphone industry. Apart from this, the update will also bring various bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Talking about some of the interesting Android Nougat features, the new Android version brings in a bunch of new features including split-screen multi-tasking, more customisable quick settings, better battery life, improved Google keyboard, enhanced notifications and recent applications window. Further, the latest Android OS version also brings in ‘Double Tap’ on the Recent button to switch between the two most recent apps which comes in very handy at times. For extended battery life, Android Nougat comes with ‘Doze on the go’ which will get activated even if your Nougat running device is in your pocket.
ZUK Z2 Pro and ZUK Z2 were launched in China last year. The Zuk Z2 Pro comes in two variants – 4GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage.
Further, the Pro variant comes with a metallic body and features a 5.2-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display. It is powered by a 2.15 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB/6GB RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with ZUI 2.0 interface on top and comes fitted with a non removable 3100 mAh battery that has Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support too. The phone has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button that can unlock the phone in just 0.1 seconds.
In the camera department, the device has a 13-megapixel shooter and an LED flash with phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) feature. At the front lies an 8-megapixel camera. Besides, the smartphone offers 4G LTE with VoLTE support, fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, and GPS support.
The Lenovo Zuk Z2 (read Lenovo Z2 Plus) offers a 5-inch display with full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. It is powered by a 2.15 quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor and Adreno 530 GPU. The phone has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. However, it lacks expandable storage slot. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and is backed up by a 3,500 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The device also features a fingerprint sensor on the home button which as per the company can unlock the phone in under 0.1 seconds.
The Lenovo Zuk Z2 flaunts a 13-megapixel shooter on the back with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. On the connectivity front, the device offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB Type C. The handset measures 141.65 x 68.88 x 8.45 mm and weighs 149 grams.