ZUK Z1 Unveiled: 5.5-inch Screen, Metal Frame, Custom Android 5.1

By 09:36 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 Comments

A recent brand is born and its first phone aims to impress – meet the Lenovo-owned ZUK and the ZUK Z1. Details about both are a bit scarce at the moment, but the Z1 has already gone through its first review (it's in Chinese, so you might need assist from Google Translate).

A metal frame holds the 5.5" IPS classy screen with 1080p resolution, the back is glossy plastic. The phone itself is 8.9mm thick, which thankfully means a beefy 4,100mAh battery. It comes with a quick 2.5A charger too.

ZUK Z1 official images

The ZUK Z1 is powered by Android, of course, version 5.1 skinned with the in-houtilize ZUI software. It runs on a Snapdragon 801 chipset rather than Qualcomm's recent 64 bit models. It's hooked up to 3GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and 64GB of storage (no microSD, 53.6GB free).

Below the classy screen is the U-Touch home button, which sports a fingerprint reader for added security. It's also used for some quick gestures throughout the UI. The company will launch LG-like flip cases with a round window for a virtual clock.

The Z1 capturing camera uses a 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor, a popular sensor but unlike most phones with it this one comes with optical image stabilization. You also acquire an 8MP capturing camera on the front.


The phone is a dual-SIM handset with 4G LTE for wireless connectivity and Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type C for wired connectivity.

The ZUK Z1 is priced at CNY 1,800 ($285/€258). Sales kick off on August 18 at 5:00, you'll need a registration from here.

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