After being rumored for a while, the Lenovo-backed Zuk Z1 had finally made its official appearance last month. However, at the time we didn’t have too many details regarding its availability, but it seems that the smartphone is now up for grabs.
The ZUK Z1 is making its international debut about a month and a half after its official unveiling in China. For the time being, it seems that the affordable smartphone is available to order through eBay’s Spanish and French websites. Spain residents will have to pay 280 euros to buy it while those living in France will pay a slightly bigger price of 286 euros.
However, you should know that this offer will be running until October 6th, when the retail price will revert back to €374.99. But it seems that you can buy the device for a price of 340 euros from the Zuk Store, as well. The device will carry some Lenovo branding in order to leverage the company’s wider brand recognition.
While the Chinese version of the phone runs on a custom, Android Lollipop-based, ZUI, the international model runs Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and comes with the following specs:
- 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen
- 13 MP rear camera with LED flash along with an 8 MP selfie snapper
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chipset Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.5 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU
- 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage with no support for expansion via microSD card slot
- 4G LTE support, dual-SIM functionality
- Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1
- 4,100 mAh battery
Resorting to such retail methods as eBay shows that Lenovo is still ‘shy’ and approaches with care sales for this new sub-brand. Most likely, if they do manage to witness some success with the device, then they will bring it to more countries, and maybe to India, as well. Oh, and by the way, it seems that Lenovo could be already working on a unique Zuk smartphone with a transparent screen.