Lenovo launches Cyanogen-powered ZUK Z1 in India; price, specifications
Lenovo launches Cyanogen-powered ZUK Z1 in India; price, specificationsLenovo India (official) via Twitter

Lenovo launched the much awaited ZUK Z1 smartphone in India on Tuesday.

The ZUK Z1 model runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12.1 and ships with a massive 4,100 mAh battery, which can keep the phone running for close to 38 hours of 4G talk time and up to 526 hours, which is more than 21 days, under standby mode.

It also sports a premium metal-frame around its corner, which provides a sturdy structure so that the phone is able to sustain accidental drops.

On the front, ZUK Z1 sports a 5.5-inch full HD display with speaker-grill on top (middle) and an 8MP snapper on the right side.

On the rear, it houses a feature-rich 13MP Sony Exmor RS camera sensor with dual LED flash, OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser) and aptly supported by photography enhancing apps.

Other stipulated features include a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 graphics engine, 3GB LPDDR 3 series RAM, 64GB (eMMC 5.0) storage, U-Touch, a finger-print security feature on the home button and the reversible Type C USB port.

"Our focus has always been on innovation and creativity. The biggest demand of a customer is to get maximum experience in an affordable smartphone and the Lenovo ZUK Z1 is our attempt to offer a complete package of powerpack performance and user friendly experience in one device at a customer friendly price point," Mr. Sudhin Mathur, Director- Smartphones, Lenovo India, said in a statement.

Lenovo ZUK Z1 India price and availability details:

The company has confirmed that the new Lenovo ZUK Z1 will be made available exclusively on Amazon India for Rs. 13,499 via flash sale at 2:00 p.m. on May 19.

Interested buyers are advised to register HERE to become eligible to make the purchase next week.


Armed with feature-rich hardware and affordable price-tag, the ZUK Z1 is poised to challenge popular brands such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM), OnePlus X, OnePlus 2, Micromax YU Yutopia, Asus Zenfone 2, and the newly launched Samsung Galaxy J7, among others.

Key specifications Lenovo ZUK Z1:

Model Lenovo ZUK Z1
Display 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) display
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • 1500: 1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 100% NTSC
  • 450 cd / m2 max brightness (typical)
  • front with anti-fingerprint coating
  • display polarizer coating
  • GFF whole bonding process
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Cyanogen OS 12.1)
Processor 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) quad-core CPU
GPU 578GHz Adreno 330 3D graphics card
Storage capacity 64GB (eMMC 5.0)
  • Main: 13MP camera with 1.2µm, dual-LED flash, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Sony Exmor RS sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 5 physical lens
  • Front: 8MP camera with 1.4µm pixel, OV8865 sensor with OMniBSI-1 technology
Battery 4100 mAh (non-removable)
  • 4G Talk time: up to 38 hours
  • 4G Standby time: close to 526 hours
  • Music playback: up to 85 hours
  • Video playback: close to 15 hours
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Finger-print sensor, Dual-SIM slots (type: Nano), USB Type C, GPS/G:LONASS, Bluetooth v4.1,Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz/5.0GHz), metal-frame
Dimensions 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm
Weight 175g
Colours White & Deep Space Grey
Price Rs. 13,499