Lenovo ZUK Z1 with Cyanogen OS 12.1 Launching in India on May 10


Lenovo India has confirmed that its Z1 smartphone will be launching on May 10. The company wrote on their Facebook page “Announcing the world’s first crowd sourced product launch where you take center stage to launch the #LenovoZ1.”

The biggest highlight of the Lenovo Z1 is that it runs Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which means that users will get many options to customise their phones. The new Z1 smartphone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz with integrated Adreno 330 graphics, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The Lenovo Z1 packs 64GB of inbuilt storage, but there’s no option for storage expansion.

It also packs with a large 4100mAh battery, which make him descent performer regarding the battery backup life of smartphones. This dual-SIM phone supports two Nano-SIM cards, both of which support 4G LTE connectivity and Indian LTE bands – FDD Band 3 (1800MHz) and TDD Band 40 (2300MHz).

The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor and optical image stabilisation (OIS), a feature usually found only in high end smartphones. There is also an 8-mega pixel front facing camera. The smartphone weighs 175 grams and measures 155.7×77.3×8.9mm. The smartphone also offers the fingerprint scanner on its home button. Other connectivity options on the Zuk Z1 include Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, and Glonass. It features an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, digital compass (magnetometer), and proximity sensor.