The Lenovo Z1 is all set to land in India on May 10 in what the company describes as the world’s first crowd sourced launch. Interestingly, the brand has dropped the Zuk moniker from the phone’s name for its local debut.
This makes sense for the company given the limited brand recognition the Zuk name could have had in India. The Lenovo Z1 already has a dedicated website extolling its features, so the only mystery remaining when it comes to the phone is its availability and price.
As expected, the Z1 will run on Cyanogen OS 12.1, a heavily customized version of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The arrival of the handset marks a big change for the open source software since it’s been exclusive to Micromax’s Yu in India up till now. The platform offers a number of unique features such as audio customization and PIN scramble.
Speaking of security, Lenovo has equipped the device with a 360-degree fingerprint scanner embedded within its physical home button. Another top highlight is its 4100mAh battery which fully recharges within 2.5 hours thanks to fast charging technology. It can further support fueling other phones through a USB OTG cable.
A quick summary of the main specifications of the Lenovo Z1:
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12.1
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– CPU: 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801
– GPU: Adreno 330
– Storage: 64GB
– RAM: 3GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 4100mAh
– Size: 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9mm
– Weight: 175g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, USB OTG
The Lenovo Z1 is priced at CNY 1799 (approx Rs 18250) in China. We’ll keep you informed regarding its local cost when it comes to India on May 10.