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ZUK Is Reportedly Planning To Release A ‘Mini’ Smartphone

February 29, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

As many of you know, ZUK is a China-based company which is backed by Lenovo, one of China’s largest tech companies. ZUK has released only one smartphone thus far, the ZUK Z1, a smartphone that has been quite well received. This handset actually shipped in two different versions, the Chinese and International variants. The Chinese variant sports ZUK’s ZUI Android-powered OS, while the international variant comes with Cyanogen OS pre-installed. The ZUK Z1 has been on sale for quite some time now, and we’ve already seen some ZUK Z2 rumors and leaks. Now, if the company intends on sticking to their release cycle, the ZUK Z1 is expected to arrive in Q3 this year.

That being said, a new ZUK-related report surfaced, claiming that the company plans to launch a ‘mini’ handset fueled by the Helio P10 SoC from MediaTek. Now, the source is still not sure whether this handset will be called ZUK Z1 Mini, or will the company opt for a new name completely. This smartphone is rumored to sport a 4.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, along with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM on the inside. The 2GB RAM variant will allegedly ship with 32GB of internal storage, while the 3GB RAM model is expected to sport 64GB of native storage. This smartphone will, much like the ZUK Z1, sport a fingerprint scanner, though it is unknown whether it will be implemented in the physical home button or not. We don’t even know if the phone will sport a physical home key at this point, but we do expect new info to surface shortly.

This smartphone will, of course, be significantly more affordable than the ZUK Z1, and considering the fact that the ZUK Z1 was quite affordable to begin with, you can expect a really low price point here. The source did not reveal if ZUK is working with Cyanogen yet again, or will they implement their ZUI UI in this device. Either way, stay tuned, as soon as we get more info when it comes to this smartphone, we’ll make sure to let you know, as always.