The (Lenovo) ZUK Z2 Pro packs a Snapdragon 820 and up to 6GB LPDDR4 RAM from $415

The (Lenovo) ZUK Z2 Pro packs a Snapdragon 820 and up to 6GB LPDDR4 RAM from $415
Though Motorola is easily Lenovo's best-known subsidiary, the Chinese firm created the ZUK brand early last year before launching the Z1 smartphone. Packed with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801, a fingerprint scanner and a sizable 4100 mAh battery, it was a fairly decent, if somewhat forgettable handset. As a statement of intent, ZUK is back with a beastly new offering in the form of the Z2 Pro, which gets the Snapdragon 820 chipset and either 4 or 6 GB of RAM. 

Where the aforementioned Z1 was very run-of-the-mill, the Z2 Pro is built to impress. Along with Qualcomm's powerful processor and a very generous dollop of LPDDR4 RAM, the Z2 Pro boasts 'the world's first true 3D glass body'. According to a post on micro-blogging site Weibo, the Z2 Pro includes ten health sensors, including heart rate, blood oxygen, and UV detection. It is also being claimed that there's 'official' support for Apple's iCloud, though we're not too sure what precisely this entails. 

Quite surprisingly given the other specs, the display is a 1080p offering. Over the 5.2-inch canvas, however, it should still be sharp enough for most, and by opting for FHD rather than QHD, there will be much less strain on the ZUK Z2 Pro's battery. Speaking of which, the device carries a 3100 mAh juice pack. This is considerably smaller than the 4100 mAh offering of the original Z1, but is still within the ballpark capacity of most comparable handsets. 

Elsewhere, there's a fingerprint sensor and up to 128 GB of storage, while the 8-megapixel selfie shooter is countered by a 13-megapixel snapper to the rear. There's 4G LTE, of course, along with a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and the Z2 Pro runs ZUK's slightly adjusted take on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. 

The device will hit the Chinese market tomorrow for the price of 2700 Yuan, which is about $415. Though it's unlikely to reach other markets like the United States any time soon, that's a helluva lot of bang for not a lot of buck. 

Sure, the design is a tad generic, and you can never really assess a smartphone based on the list of specs. But for $400, we'd probably take the risk. 

Would you? Check the images below and let us know what you make of the ZUK Z2 Pro in the comments!

source: Weibo via PocketNow



1. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

10 health!!!!!

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Might look generic as hell but i don't care about the's the performance.

2. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

cant wait for oneplus 3

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Uhhhh...i guess you took a wrong turn!

3. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Looks nice. Glad they didn't go for quad-hd. Would prefer a slightly better battery life and performance then a sharper screen imo

9. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

But why build such a high spec phone then go cheap on the screen and battery? I would prefer 4k screen but it should be at least QHD. And 3100 maH battery is nothing special. This is why I think Chinese phones do not make it in the USA; they almost get it right but ultimately try to save a few bucks and leave out things that would make a killer phone.

11. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

What's the use of a 4k screen? None I guess. Even QHD is overkill on most devices, let alone a 5.2 incher.

12. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I find it useful to be able to zoom way in on photos and videos and still see good image. And I think the upscaling helps some lower resolution videos and photos look better.

15. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

There's more disadvantage to a 4k screen than the benefits of it, believe us. If you want to know the whole scenario behind it, let me know in a reply.

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Anyone knows which ISOCELL sensor ZUK used ?

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


8. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

The price you quoted, $415, is, I think, for the 128GB, 6GB RAM version which is being released first. There will apparently soon follow a 64GB, 4GB RAM version which will be even more value for money.

10. shady_maniac

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

It's a super amoled display btw. PA could've quoted that.

13. FBIsurveilance

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 10, 2014

Does it have infrared, though? So little flagship these days that forgo IR blaster. Xiaomi always have one because they had various TV and peripherals their phone can control, even from a lowly Redmi devices. LG was the last of this year with Samsung and HTC ditching it as well. What about this Z2 Pro? Can anyone confirm?

14. zybalex

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

Z2 pro is a wonderful flagship smartphone! And it's stunning with 6 RAM!!!

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