It may not be the insane ZUK Z2 Pro that made its debut in China yesterday, but Lenovo is getting ready to launch the ZUK Z1 in the Indian market.
ZUK is Lenovo's mobile-only sub-brand, and with the vendor going down a similar route with a few handsets in India, it will not be a problem to integrate the brand with the rest of the Chinese vendor's offerings. As for the hardware on offer, the ZUK Z1 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 64GB storage, 13MP camera, 5MP front shooter, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 4100mAh battery.
The specs aren't as enticing when you consider what you get with the phone's successor, but if Lenovo decides to retain the Z1's retail price of ¥1,799 (₹18,250), it will be an interesting addition to the mid-range segment. As for the software, Lenovo partnered with Cyanogen OS to deliver CyanogenMod on all ZUK phones in global markets, but the software maker has an exclusive license with Yu Televentures in India. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out.
The vendor is sending out physical invites to the media for the launch of the phone, but as of now there's no specific launch date yet. The invite points to a teaser site for the phone, which says, "Small Action = Big Change."