ZUK is a company we've talked about quite a few times thus far. This company is backed by Lenovo, and is located in China. ZUK has introduced three devices thus far, the ZUK Z1, ZUK Z2 and ZUK Z2 Pro. That latter one is their current flagship, and both the ZUK Z2 and ZUK Z2 Pro have been announced quite recently. That being said, ZUK has introduced Chinese variants of these two phones, and the company is expected to release their international models soon.
The ZUK Z1, which was announced last year, was also introduced in two variants. The Chinese variant shipped with the company's ZUI Android skin, while the international model came with the widely popular Cyanogen OS. Many people expect the ZUK Z2 and ZUK Z2 Pro international variants to come with Cyanogen OS, but that might not be the case after all. Based on the info presented on the company's website, ZUK might opt to ditch Cyanogen OS and release the two devices with their very own offering instead. If you head over to ZUIAndroid website (source link down below), you'll notice that the site is available in both English and Chinese, which was not the case in the past. ZUK actually discusses ZUI in English as well, and ZUI v2.0 is mentioned on the site. This might indicate that the international models of the company's smartphones might ship with ZUI after all. The already released ZUK Z2 and ZUK Z2 Pro devices come with ZUI 1.9, which is only available in Chinese and is made for the Chinese market, but things will obviously change with the next iteration of ZUK's UI.
ZUK is expected to release the international models of both the ZUK Z2 and ZUK Z2 Pro, but we don't know when will that happen. These two devices are somewhat similar, but also different both in terms of the design and specs. Both of them are fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, ZUK Z2 sports 4GB of RAM, while the ZUK Z2 Pro comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM on the inside. The ZUK Z2 is a somewhat smaller device, it sports a 5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, while its sibling features a 5.2-inch fullHD Super AMOLED panel. You'll find a 13-megapixel camera on the back of both of these devices, but the ZUK Z2 Pro has a more capable sensor than the ZUK Z2. If you'd like to know more about ZUK's newest phones, check out our ZUK Z2 and ZUK Z2 Pro announcement articles.