Lenovo-backed ZUK has launched a new smartphone – The new ZUK Z2 Pro comes with the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset and a whopping 6GB of RAM alongside 128GB of internal storage. Interestingly, the rear of the new ZUK Z2 Pro looks quite similar to LG’s V10 smartphone. Having said that, we can honestly say that the new Z2 Pro looks stunning, particularly with its metal body and 3D glass design.
The new Z2 Pro screams power and we think Z1 smartphone owners will welcome the 2nd edition. The phone is configured with a 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED display with 424ppi, 178° viewing angle and 2.5D arc glass covering the screen. There is also a front facing U-Touch 2.0 multi-fingerprint scanner.
The fingerprint scanner is similar to the one found on-board the Z1. It supports multi-finger gesture and you can use it to unlock the ZUK Z2 Pro, authorize and make payments, as well as switching between applications by simply swiping your finger left and/or right.
The 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor is paired Adreno 530 3D GPU for graphics and a choice of LPDDR4 RAM and built in storage; 6GB+128GB or 4GB+64GB. There is also a 3100mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0 and can be charged using the USB Type-C 3.1 connector.
At the rear of the Z2 Pro, there is a heart-rate sensor along with a 13MP rear camera with Isocell sensor, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization), PDAF (Phase Detection Auto-Focus), 1.34um pixel sensor, f/1.8 aperture and dual colour LED flash. At the front, there is a generous 8MP front-facing camera with 1.4um sensor and f/2.0 aperture.
Other features on-board the Zuk Z2 Pro include; 4G LTE, dual band (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 and GPS with A-GPS & GLONASS. The ZUK Z2 Pro ships with ZUI 2.0 skin based on Android operating system.
ZUK is offering the Z2 Pro in two variants; 6GB RAM+ 128GB ROM model priced at ¥2699 (~$415 – £285 – €367 – $548 AUD) and will be made available for ordering starting tomorrow, Friday 22nd 2016 from the company’s China website at zuk.com. The 4GB RAM+ 64GB ROM model will be available for sale starting May 10th. The company did not yet reveal the price of this model.