by | June 10, 2016 | Android Phone


Lenovo’s Zuk brand is at it again, introducing the new Zuk Z2 with impressive specifications for its price tag.

After launching the Zuk Z2 Pro last month with a Snapdragon 820 processor and a massive 6 GB of RAM at just $415, the company is now offering an even cheaper powerhouse. The new Zuk Z2 packs the same Snapdragon 820 CPU but lowers the RAM at 4 GB (still hefty) and will retail at less than $300.

The Zuk Z2 launched in China at a CNY 1,800 price point, which would translate to roughly $275 or €245 based on current exchange rates. It has a slightly smaller display than the Z2 Pro — 5-inch instead of 5.2-inch — with the same full HD 1080p resolution and 2.5D curved glass. On the other hand, the Z2 Pro has a 3,100 mAh battery, while the new Zuk Z2 packs a larger 3,500 mAh unit.

The Zuk Z2 also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 via the USB Type-C port, promising to juice up the device up to 80 percent in just one hour. A wireless charging pad is also available as a separate purchase.

As previously mentioned, the Snapdragon 820 processor powering the Zuk Z2 is paired with 4 GB of RAM, as well 64 GB of internal storage space. No microSD support is in the mix, so expandable memory is out of the question. On the software side of things, Android 6.0 Marshmallow runs the show, with the OEM’s own ZUI 2.0 on top.

The Lenovo Zuk Z2 further features dual-SIM support, Cat. 6 LTE connectivity (China Telecom and China Unicom) and a fast fingerprint reader that can recognize even wet fingers.

Other specs of the Zuk Z2 include a 13-megapixel main camera with a Samsung ISOCELL sensor, electronic image stabilization (EIS) and phase-detection autofocus, and an 8-megapixel front camera for video calls and selfies.

The smartphone only made its debut in China for now, where it went up for preorder via Suning Tesco, Zuk’s website and the Lynx flagship store. The Zuk Z2 will officially become available on June 7.

The company offered no information regarding a wider release, so it remains unclear at this point whether the Zuk Z2 will reach other markets outside of China. As always, we’ll keep you up to date as soon as we learn more.

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