Some of Motorola Mobility’s upcoming smartphones could ship with ZUK’s ZUI user interface. This information was shared by Lenovo’s own Vice President Alex Chen Yu on Chinese social media website Weibo a few days ago, though the post has since then been deleted.
Part of the reason why Moto handsets continue to be quite popular with some smartphone users across the globe is that they offer a nearly stock Android experience, but if the latest information turns out to be true, Motorola Mobility’s upcoming devices might not be able to benefit from the clean Android experience that a lot of customers are seeking. However, it's worth pointing out that the Lenovo executive did not clarify if only future Chinese Moto handsets will get the ZUK ZUI as part of the package or whether the global versions will also be subjected to the same treatment. ZUK Mobile is a Lenovo subsidiary founded in 2015 and is primarily focused on manufacturing smartphones that feature the ZUI proprietary user interface based on Google’s Android operating system. This isn't the first time that the possibility of ZUK's UI coming to Moto devices appeared, as older reports from March suggested that Lenovo is beta testing ZUK's ZUI on Moto Z devices.
The Lenovo-owned company is soon expected to release a multitude of new smartphone models, including two low-end smartphones – the Moto C and Moto C Plus – which are expected to be the most affordable handsets that the company has ever produced. On top of that, the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus – two models poised to arrive with slightly better specs – are also said to be in the works. Furthermore, if recent rumors are correct, Motorola Mobility is currently looking to revive the Moto X brand by introducing a new model later this year that should feature a dual camera setup. Most importantly, the company is gearing up to launch its next-generation Moto Z family which will probably include the standard Moto Z2, Moto Z2 Play, and the Moto Z2 Force. More details on the company's upcoming smartphone products will likely follow in the coming weeks.