Chinese tech major, Lenovo launched its Zuk Z2, the successor to the Zuk Z1 in its home market China in the month of May 2016. The Lenovo Zuk Z2 is the second product under the company’s smartphone sub-brand Zuk. Now, Lenovo is all set to bring in the new Zuk Z2 smartphone model in the vast and highly competitive mobile market of India. However, as per the latest reports, Lenovo is thought to be dropping the Zuk brand name for the Z2 in India. According to the reports, for the Indian market the Zuk Z2 will be rebranded as the Lenovo Z2 Plus. Post its market launch the Zuk Z2 will be available for sale in India only through online shopping stores just like its predecessor the Lenovo Zuk Z1.
These reports have been farther confirmed by Lenovo MBG India’s Head of Product Marketing of Smartphones, Mr. Anuj Sharma who said that the Zuk Z2 will come with the Lenovo logo at the back that will be replacing the Zuk logo which is seen on the back panel of the new Zuk Z2 smartphone in the Chinese market. He also said that Lenovo India will not be marketing the Zuk brand in the country, although he also confirmed that the upcoming new Lenovo Z2 Plus in India is the same smartphone model which launched in the Chinese market as the Zuk Z2 and apart from the name, it will not have any other major changes, but there will be some added features for India. He also said that the company will not be phasing out the Zuk Z1 even after the arrival of the Z2 Plus. The company wishes to keep the Zuk Z1 in its own position, while the new Lenovo Z2 Plus will come as a more premium device.
Now, the Zuk Z2 is essentially a mid-ranged smartphone model, but at its price it will be loaded with quite some with high-end features. The Zuk Z2 now confirmed to be coming as the Lenovo Z2 Plus will be hitting the Indian mobile market within this month.
So, if you are looking to buy a high quality mid-ranged new smartphone which will offer you flagship features, then the Z2 plus can be a very good pick once it launches in India. In order to offer you a clear idea of what all the Zuk Z2 or the Lenovo Z2 Plus will be packed with, here’s a look at the top 5 features of the smartphone:
Design & Display : The Lenovo Zuk Z2 flaunts a premium quality 5 inch super AMOLED screen with full HD screen resolution and offering the high pixel density of 441 ppi. The display is very bright, vibrant and crisp and comes along with a 2.5D curved glass protection. This screen also features anti-oil as well as anti-fingerprint protection which means you get clean and bright display all the time even after regular usage. The device comes with a premium metal body that is sleek and amazingly light as well, and will weigh under 149 grams along with 8.4 mm thickness, which makes it very comfortable to handle as well. The phone comes in two body color options White and Black.
Configuration & OS : Under the hood, the new smartphone comes powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset that ticks at the speed of 2.15 GHz. Supporting this chipset, there is huge 4 GB of RAM. This processor along with the 4 GB RAM support will ensure that the device offers great and smooth performance even during multitasking or when a several apps are running in the background. There’s also an Adreno 530 GPU to handle graphics and heavy gaming proficiently.
The Zuk Z2 has been launched in China with the latest Android version 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with the ZUI 2.0 skin on top and the same will come to India.
Camera & Storage : The new Lenovo smartphone features with a 13 MP rear primary snapper along with an aperture of f/2.2 and comes with several camera features such as electronic image stabilization, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. There’s also a great 8 MP secondary front facing shooter along with an f/2.0 aperture to cater to the demands of the selfie freaks.
The smartphone comes with an inbuilt storage space of 64 GB, which should be enough for even heavy apps users, but the handset does not offer storage expansion facility.
Connectivity, Sensors & Battery : The smartphone also offers a wide range of modern connectivity options such as dual SIM capability, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, hotspot, Glonass, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type C connectivity.
The device comes with a fingerprint sensor within its home button for additional security along with a few more sensors present such as accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and compass.
The Z2 Plus will draw its juice from a large non-removable 3,500 mAh li-polymer battery pack which can keep the device running for long. And it also comes with Quick Charging 3.0 technology.
Add-ons : The upcoming new Lenovo Z2 Plus will offer a dedicated pedometer and also come with the Lenovo’s new U-Health app. This innovative application has been developed by the Zuk team to monitor health. This application can track data for running, steps, distance as well as many other physical activities.
Availability & Price : The Zuk Z2 or the Lenovo Z2 Plus will be launched in India in September 2016 and will be priced at around Rs. 25,000.
The Lenovo Zuk Z2 is certainly a superb mid-range smartphone model that comes with great high-end features and is probably the best in its own class. To know more details and compare the Zuk Z2 or the Z2 Plus, you can visit 91mobiles.com. The Z2 Plus is also speculated to be the lighter version of the Zuk Z2 Pro and offers a whole array of powerful specs and great features and does not seen to have any shortcomings, apart from the minor issues of non-expandable memory and non-removable battery. The smartphones greatest strengths are its high quality 2.5D AMOLED display, powerful Snapdragon 820 chipset, massive 4 GB RAM, Android Marshmallow OS, good cameras, large storage space and lots of sensors.