We’ve seen quite a few curved display smartphones released in 2016, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge which arrived back in February. Following Samsung, Vivo had introduced two such phones, the Vivo Xplay 5 and Vivo Xplay 6, while Elephone, Huawei and Xiaomi also announced such devices in the last couple of months. ZUK will be joining those companies really soon with their ZUK Edge flagship which will sport curved display on its sides, similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge, but the display could be a bit less curved than we initially thought.
The ZUK Edge was recently certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC), and it also leaked a couple of times thus far, while the company’s CEO confirmed that the device is coming by releasing retail packaging for both the White and Black variants of this smartphone. This will be ZUK’s fourth smartphone, following the likes of the ZUK Z1, ZUK Z2 and the ZUK Z2 Pro. That being said, the phone leaked yet again, well, both variants of it did, which is the first time we’re seeing both the White and Black variants of the device. The image above does not really give us a close-up look at the two devices, but you can see that the bezels are quite thin on the ZUK Edge, not only on its sides but at the top and bottom as well. This handset will sport a 5.5-inch display, and thanks to such thin bezels, its footprint should be smaller than on regular 5.5-inch smartphones which are being released these days.
As already mentioned, the phone was certified by TENAA quite recently, but it also got benchmarked by AnTuTu, and Lenovo’s exec shared the phone’s spec sheet by accident as well. The ZUK Edge will sport a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of internal storage. The phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core SoC, and will ship with a 3,000mAh battery and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. The 13-megapixel snapper will be placed on the back of the ZUK Edge, and the phone will feature a fingerprint scanner below the display.