ZUK Z1: Lenovo-backed company to launch flagship with Cyanogen OS

The ZUK Z1 is a flagship device that is scheduled for an October release. In case you're wondering what makes ZUK interesting enough, then it's funded by Lenovo and would be running on Cyanogen OS.


The ZUK Z1 is a flagship device scheduled for an October release. In case you're wondering what makes ZUK interesting enough, then it's funded by Lenovo and would be running Cyanogen OS.

According to the company's Google+ page, "Cyanogen is excited to be the OS for ZUK’s Z1 international version! The Chinese version of the Z1 became an instant success with more than 2 million pre-orders in one week. Be on the lookout for the Z1 in mid-October!"

ZUK Z1_1

On its website, the company said, "With more than 400 outstanding top talents from famous Internet enterprises, ZUK takes aim at both mobile Internet and Internet of Things (IoT). ZUK revealed that they’ve established a software partnership with Cyanogen, a leading mobile OS company, for the international version of the ZUK Z1, which will bring the best customized Android experience to international users. The ZUK Z1 international version will be the first device from ZUK to come preloaded with the commercial Cyanogen OS. Combining Cyanogen OS 12.1 with the latest highest end hardware, the Z1 is poised to provide a fast, secure and beautiful device for Android users."

ZUK Z1_2

According to ZUK, "The international version will be slightly different, it will be using the same hardware but box packing and OS will be different. The ZUK Z1 (International version) will runs Cyanogen OS 12.1 out of the box based on Android 5.1.1."

The ZUK Z1 features a 5.5 inch FHD screen, and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor. It is loaded with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage. The device also has a 13MP SONY IMX214 camera on the rear, and an 8MP front camera.

ZUK Z1_3

In addition, the key features of the device as revealed by ZUK include 4G-capable, support for Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C port, fingerprint scanner and Wi-Fi. It comes fuelled by a 4100mAh battery. In comparison, the OnePlus 2 has a 3300 mAh battery. After OnePlus and YU, this is yet another milestone partnership by Cyanogen.


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