Lenovo’s subbrand ZUK had debuted the smartphone market by launching the ZUK Z1 in 2015; the same device was made available in India this month. Today, the company has launched the ZUK Z2 as the successor for Z1. Earlier this year, it also launched the ZUK Z2 Pro with Snapdragon 820 processor and 6GB of RAM in China. The ZUK Z2 is also powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset but comes in a smaller form factor. It sports a 2.5D 5-inch display with Full HD resolution and is also mentioned to feature anti-fingerprint protection.
The ZUK Z2 is limited to just 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It has a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2.2 aperture. On the front is an 8MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. The device is backed by a 3,500mAh battery that also supports fast charging which charges from 0% to 80% in 60 minutes. It comes with dual SIM dual standby support and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based ZUI 2.0 laid on top. As seen with the earlier ZUK devices, the ZUK Z2 also sports the fingerprint sensor that is integrated into the physical home button on the front.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS/A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. Interestingly the ZUK Z1 came with a USB 3.0 Type-C port, but the Z2 includes only USB 2.0 Type-C port. It measures 141.65 x 68.88 x 8.45 mm and weighs 149 grams. The device comes only in White and Black color options. It is priced at 1799 Yuan and will be available starting from June 7th in the China. As of now, there is no information about the international availability.
Even though the Z2 Pro comes with a slightly larger 5.2-inch AMOLED display, it has only a 3,100mAh battery. It also the USB 3.1 Type-C port that offers faster data transfer speeds and also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. Additionally, the Z2 Pro is equipped several health-related sensors and comes with an exclusive app for tracking the details. While the front camera remains same, the 13MP rear camera on Z2 Pro has f/1.8 aperture with PDAF & CAF dual focus mode.