News by Luke Jones on Tuesday August 11, 2015.
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We have been expecting the ZUK Z1 flagship to land, last month the company's CEO revealed the handset and just days later it passed through TENAA to receive Chinese certification. Now the new device has received an official announcement and it proves to be a solid all round mid-range device without being anything overly spectacular.This company is backed by Chinese mega-brand Lenovo, so there is plenty of financial room for this device. It sports a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz and coupled with an Adreno 330 GPU. Elsewhere there is 3GB of RAM, and a healthy shot of 64GB internal storage. Interestingly there is an OIS backed 13 megapixel rear camera with the sensor made by Sony (IMX214), while an 8 megapixel front camera serves selfie fans. A massive 4100 mAh juicer should power this lower chipset and 1080p screen for an age, especially with the battery life improvements found in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which this device ships with out of the box. While the processor is old, the other quality specs continue with a home button embedded fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C 3.0. Chinese devices are usually affordable and the ZUK Z1 is no different, selling for the equivalent of $285. ZUK has not yet said where the handset will launch and indeed when.
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