Going by the recent trend, Lenovo has now launched a new limited edition ZUK Z2 Rio Olympics variant at a highly competitive price of 1599 Yuan. This comes close on the heels of the Korean electronics giant Samsung launching the Olympics edition of their Galaxy S7 flagship.


Unlike Samsung though, the limited edition Rio Olympics variant of ZUK Z2 is priced even lower than the original smartphone. Yes, it now costs just 1599 Yuan (Rs 16,000/$240 approx.); but you can effectively get it for even less. Despite the price, the ZUK Z2 still sports a Snapdragon 820 chip under the hood, thereby making it the cheapest smartphone to come with the latest SoC from Qualcomm. Incidentally, ZUK hasn’t down clocked the clockspeed of the SD820 chipset.

That said, ZUK has toned down the internal storage of the ZUK Z2 to 32GB from existing 64GB. The RAM too has been decreased to 3GB from 4GB, but then again, it’s a pretty sweet deal for the price. It’s worth noting that a similar specced Xiaomi Mi5 sells in India for a higher price of Rs 24,999/$384.


ZUK Z2 Rio Edition however carries forward most of the specs from its 1799 Yuan sibling. This includes the 5 inch FHD LTPS LCD display, 13MP f/2.2 rear camera with PDAF sensor, 8MP f/2.0 selfie snapper, USB Type C and 3500mAh Li-Poly battery. That aside, the smartphones still sport a Fingerprint Sensor up top and runs on ZUI 2.0 based on Android Marshmallow.

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Rio edition model will go on sale in China via ZUK.com, Suning Tesco and Lynx flagship stores. ZUK is also offering a 100 Yuan discount to users who book their flagship Z2 beforehand. This effectively makes the ZUK Z2 the cheapest SD820 smartphone at a price of just 1499 Yuan (Rs 15,000/$224 approx.) As you’d expect, no news about the Indian launch as yet.

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