Lenovo has announced yet another device to its relatively new ZUK sub-brand. Lenovo unveiled their ZUK 2 Pro today, following their first debut of the ZUK Z1 back in August last year, making this their second Lenovo-powered ZUK smartphone. The Lenovo company is yet to garner up a lot of attention to their ZUK series but it appears this might change, thanks to its latest flagship addition. Though last year’s ZUK Z1 edition was focused more on decent specs with an affordable price to match, the ZUK 2 Pro offers a more solid approach to the specs under its hood.
Some of ZUK 2 Pro’s major highlights include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 CPU clocked at a speed of 2.15GHz, backed by a 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, as well as an internal storage of a massive 128 GB UFS 2.0. These awesome features are quite to ignore. The 5.2-inch ZUK flagship also houses a battery capacity of 3,100mAh incorporated with Quick Charge 3.0 technology, a 3.1 USB Type-C, and a fingerprint scanner.
A further look into more of its offerings, it bundles a pretty high end camera with a main camera of 13MP ISOCELL complemented with a f/1.8 aperture lens, an LED dual-tone flash, a pixel size of 1.34um, along additional functions such as OIS and PDAF. The front shooter is also notable with 8-megapixels with a pixel size of 1.4um. In the software department, the ZUK 2 Pro offers the Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box which is integrated with ZUK’s very own custom user interface.
In terms of its design and build quality, the device boasts a metallic frame with shock-absorbing layer connecting it to its glass covered back panel. It packs a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080p resolution, which compared to the rest of its specs, seems a bit ordinary, but it make up for this with the fact that its nit can go as high as 500 and as low as 1, which really helps with night-time reading. Unlike other Chinese smartphones, the ZUK 2 Pro doesn’t feature an NFC support.
The ZUK 2 Pro which was just unveiled today in China, is set to offer its groundbreaking features at a retail price of ¥2,699, which comes to about US$420. It is still unclear if the phone will hit global markets, but if the first ZUK model is anything to go by, we could see an international edition land later on, though the chances of it arriving in the US markets are pretty slim.
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