Cyanogen OS powered Zuk Z1 heads to India


Chinese electronics major Lenovo is all set to reveal another smartphone brand  ZUK  that will run Android forked Cyanogen OS, also used by Micromax subsidiary YU. With the launch of the new brand in the second week of May, which the company will call ‘ZUK-powered by Lenovo’, the company will have three range of smartphones in the country directed at different sets of consumers enabling it cover the entire spectrum of the market.

“The ZUK brand of products are specalised devices which will focus on consumers who are tech-saavy, hooked onto the Internet and wants to do more or experiment with their devices,” Anuj Sharma, head of product marketing at Lenovo India, said while explaining the sets of consumers for all the other sub-brands.

Lenovo ZUK Z1, which was unveiled last year, is all set to be launched in India sometime next week. The ZUK Z1 will be powered by CyanogenOS. It will be running on CyanogenOS 12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop at the time of launch in India. The Z1 will come with Cyanogen 12.1 while the latest Cyanogen 13 will hit markets in mid June. Hardware specifications of the device will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB DDR3 RAM, 64 GB internal storage, dual-SIM with 4G-LTE support, 360-degree fingerprint reader with wet-finger support, 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, USB-Type C charger and 5.5-inch display with 450 nits of brightness.