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Cyanogen OS-Powered ZUK Z1 Handset Rumored To Cost $370

July 27, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

ZUK is one of the most talked Chinese companies lately. This smartphone OEM has been founded not long ago, and is backed by both Qihoo 360 and Lenovo. ZUK has already announced that they’ll release the Cyanogen OS-powered ZUK Z1 handset on August 11. We’ve seen a number of leaks, rumors and official teasers thus far, the company’s CEO has even shared a couple of official renders with the public, and the device was certified by TENAA as well. That being said, a new rumors surfaced in China recently, read on.

According to this rumor, the ZUK Z1 will be priced at 2,499 Yuan, but the company is still trying to lower the price to 2,299 Yuan before the officially announce this handset. Considering the specs this device features, and its build, this price is not that bad at all, quite on the contrary. The ZUK Z1 will sport a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, along with 64GB of internal storage. It is possible that the device will ship with 4GB of RAM on the inside, even though most rumors have said that 3GB of RAM is a more probable outcome. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 or 810 will power this smartphone, and Android 5.1 Lollipop will come pre-installed here with Cyanogen OS available on top of Google’s operating system. The 4G LTE connectivity will also be included here, and you can also expect it a rather big battery to be a part of the package as well, at least according to rumors.

The ZUK Z1 will be made out of metal (at least the phone’s frame), and it will sport a physical home button below the display which will double as a fingerprint scanner. The device will also feature a Type-C USB 3.0 port at the bottom, where a speaker grill and a one of the microphones will be located as well. The LED flash will be located below the camera sensor on the back, and a SIM tray is placed on the left-hand side of this device. The power / lock and volume rocker buttons are going to be placed on the right side of this smartphone.

There you have it, ZUK Z1 will join the likes of devices like YU Yureka, YU Yuphoria and Smartfren Andromax Q which ship out with Cyanogen OS pre-installed on them. Stay tuned for more info, we’ll report back if anything new pops up prior to the ZUK Z1 launch event.