Lenovo Z2 Plus (ZUK Z2) coming to India soon, teaser hints
[Representational Image] Z2 Plus set to go on sale via Amazon India this weekend: Five reasons that make Lenovo phone irresistible to buy In Picture: Lenovo Z2 Plus (aka ZUK Z2)Lenovo ZUK (official) Website

After weeks of teasing, Lenovo launched the feature-rich flagship smartphone Z2 Plus in India on Thursday, September 22.

The new Lenovo Z2 Plus comes in two RAM+Storage configurations and is said to go on sale exclusively on Amazon India on September 25 at 11.59 pm onwards, with prices starting at Rs 17,999.

Lenovo Z2 Plus boasts top-notch hardware, which include super-fast fingerprint sensor, premium build quality, state-of-art camera hardware and powerful Snapdragon 820 processor backed by the sumptuous RAM and internal storage.

To provide a better perspective on the Z2 Plus, we have listed the top five features that make the new Lenovo device irresistible to buy.

1) Build quality:

Lenovo Z2 Plus boasts uni-body design language with all-metal cover on the back providing not only premium look, but also a sturdy structure to sustain daily wear and tear.

Lenovo device also comes with reinforced with an alloy rollcage. The rollcage adds structural integrity to the device and also helps with effective thermal management.

To further increase the durability of the device, the company has also incorporated fibre-glass coating on the phone. The fibre is said to be lighter and stronger than the metal.

2) Performance:

Lenovo Z2 Plus boasts Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 820 CPU consisting four custom Kryos cores, where two-cores having 2.1GHz clock rate do heavy processing work, while the other two cores with 1.6GHz speed work on lowering the power consumption, to extend battery life of the phone.

Furthermore, Snapdragon 820 is supported by new generation DDR4 series based RAM.

What are the benefits of LPDDR4 over LPDDR3?

For starters, LPDDR4 RAM is superior in many aspects, compared to LPDDR3 series RAM found in the current crop of top-end smartphones. The former consumes less power to perform operations on smartphone.

It can also work with speed up to 32GB/s, which is double the speed of its predecessor that houses LPDDR3.

To sum things up, the Z2 Plus owners will be able enjoy faster app loading, quick swapping among multiple apps, smooth working conditions, less (or no) lag while playing high intensity games and a longer battery life.

3) Multi-functional home button:

Z2 Plus boasts customisable U-Touch home button, wherein users can assign seven different functions and gestures.

Z2 Plus' home button also doubles up as fingerprint sensor providing second layer of security in addition to pattern lock/PIN code to protect sensitive data in the device.

4) Fitness tracker:

Lenovo Z2 Plus boasts U health app, a dedicated application to track the fitness of the user. It makes use of inbuilt Pedometer, Gyroscope, Accelerometer and also the sensor processing unit of Snapdragon 820 to keep track of every steps, distance and calories, thereby cutting off the need for separate fitness tracking smartband/Watch.

5) Camera:

Lenovo Z2 Plus houses a feature-rich 13MP camera. It boasts 1.34µm pixel lens, ISOCELL sensor, EIS (Electronics Image Stabiliser), f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, PDAF+CAF (0.1 seconds autofocus), 5 physical lens, HDR and 4K video recording ability.

On the front, it houses an equally impressive 1.4µm pixel-based8MP snapper with 78.9 wide angle lens, and f/2.0 aperture.

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Price:

Lenovo Z2 Plus comes in two variants – one, having 3GB RAM+32GB storage and another, with 4GB RAM+64GB memory – configuration for Rs 17,999 and Rs 19,999, respectively.

Based on the price and specifications ratio, Lenovo Z2 Plus is undoubtedly the best cost-effective phone in the market. It will certainly give rivals Xiaomi Mi 5, Le Max 2 and OnePlus 3 a run for their money.

Key specifications of Lenovo Z2 Plus:

Model Lenovo Z2 Plus (aka ZUK Z2)
Display 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) LCD screen with 2.5D curved glass shield
  • Pixel density: 414 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based ZUK 2.0 UI
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
GPU Adreno 530
RAM 3GB/4GB DDR4
Storage 32GB/64GB (Sandisk SmartSLC)
Camera
  • Main:13MP camera with 1.34µm pixels, ISOCELL sensor, EIS, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, PDAF+CAF (0.1 seconds autofocus), 5 physical lens, HDR, 4K video recording
  • Front: 8MP with 78.9 wide angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, 1.4µm pixels
Battery 3500mAh with Quick Charge 3.0
Network 4G-LTE (Cat.6: 300mbps/220mbps: download/upload)
Add-ons U-Touch 2.0 fingerprint scanner, dual-SIM (type: nano) slots, Bluetooth v4.1 BLE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz/5GHz), GPS/GLONASS, A-GPS, USB Type-C v2.0,
Dimensions 141.5 x 68.88 x 8.45 mm
Weight 149g
Colours White and black
Price
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB inbuilt storage: Rs. 17,999
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage: Rs. 19,999
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