ZUK is a new company backed by both Lenovo and Qihoo 360. We’ve talked about this company and their upcoming product for quite a few times now. As you probably already know, the ZUK Z1 smartphone will ship with Cyanogen OS pre-installed and it will launch soon. This Chinese smartphone OEM has already revealed that it will sport a Type-C USB 3.0 port, and the company has also released a number of additional teasers. Two of those teasers actually suggest that the device will sport a fingerprint scanner, and a rather big battery (4,000mAh capacity has been mentioned in various rumors). On top of all of that, ZUK Z1 camera samples leaked as well, kind of confirming that the phone will sport a 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter.
This company has actually shared a mysterious teaser image on Weibo (Chinese social network) a couple of days ago. This teaser contained a July 21st date on it, and everyone assumed that the smartphone might launch on said date, but it seems like ZUK has other plans. The company has confirmed via Weibo today that the device will launch on August 8th, and it seems like the press conference set for tomorrow is unrelated to the ZUK Z1, but we’ll see. That being said, let’s take a look at the rest of the rumored specifications, shall we.
The ZUK Z1 is also rumored to sport a Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor by Qualcomm, and 3GB of RAM have also been mentioned earlier. The device is said to ship in three variants, the 16, 32 and 64GB models. The 5.5-inch display has also been mentioned several times now, and the device will also offer 4G LTE connectivity. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will reportedly come pre-installed on this thing as well, and as already mentioned, Cyanogen OS will be installed on top of Google’s OS. That’s more or less everything we know about the ZUK Z1 at the moment, but it seems like this will be more than a compelling device. ZUK intends to offer this device at a very competitive price point, but we still don’t know how much will it cost in the end. Stay tuned for more info, we’ll report back as soon as possible.