The Lenovo-backed and Cyanogen-running ZUK Z1 was made available in China last August 18. but it’s only now that the smartphone is ready for purchase in a couple of countries in Europe specifically France and Spain. The ZUK Z1 is now listed on local eBay sites in both countries.
Phone is slightly more expensive in France at 286 euros ($322) compared to the 280 euro ($315) price tag in Spain. That’s just a small difference for the promotional prices before phone is sold for 375 euros which is about $422–it’s original retail price.
Lenovo invested on ZUK to finally come up with a new smartphone powered by the Cyanogen OS. You may remember that ZUK and Cyanogen made the partnership official a couple of months ago. The Cyanogen operating system installed on the Z1 is 12.1 which is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. What’s good about this mobile OS is you can deeply personalize the user interface including the theme apps, wallpapers, boot animations, icons, fonts, and even third-party apps. There’s also PIN Scramble, Blocked Caller List, Privacy Guard, and Protected Apps as additional features.
To review, the phone comes equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2.5 GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM, 64GB built-in storage, 13 megapixel camera, dual LED flash, 8MP front-facing camera, microSD card slot, fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, and a 4100 mAh battery. Smartphone also boasts dual-SIM support.
The Cyanogen OS version is for the international variant while the Chinese ZUK Z1 runs a custom ZUI, also based on Android Lollipop. After France and Spain, we have no idea where ZUK will be bringing the phone next. We’re guessing India because it’s one of the biggest emerging markets for mobile devices today.
VIA: Venture Capital Post