ZUK has unveiled their first smartphone earlier this year, the ZUK Z1. This smartphone is well specced, and is quite affordable considering what it has to offer. The Chinese variant of the phone comes pre-installed with ZUI, ZUK’s custom UI, and the international model ships with Cyanogen OS on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. That being said, ZUK has released a new variant of the phone earlier this month, the ‘Oak Edition‘. The phone didn’t go on sale straight away, but it is available in China now, read on.
The ZUK Z1 Oak Edition sports the same specifications as the regular ZUK Z1, and it costs 1,799 Yuan ($283) in China. The device, as its name says, sport a wood back cover instead of the plastic one which can be found in the original model. That being said, the ZUK Z1 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD panel, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable native storage. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 810 quad-core SoC along with an Adreno 330 GPU for graphics. The 13-megapixel OIS shooter is available on the back of the Z1, and an 8-megapixel snapper can be found up front. The non-removable 4,100mAh battery is also a part of this package, and will keep the device going for quite some time. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed on this phone, and you’ll also find two SIM card slots on the inside, in case you need such functionality. The ZUK Z1 measures 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9mm, while it weighs 175 grams.
In additional to all this, a second report came in quite recently, saying that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for ZUK Z1 is right around the corner. The rumor says that the update will roll out to ZUK Z1 before the end of this year, though it doesn’t specify if we’re talking about the Chinese or international variant of the phone. Anyhow, no matter which way you spin this, Android 6.0 Marshmallow will land on ZUK Z1 really soon. As a side note, ZUK has already teased the arrival of the Snapdragon 820-powered ZUK Z2 handset for Q1 2016, so stay tuned for that, additional info will quite probably surface soon.