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ZUK Z1 launches in the Middle East, coming to select European markets soon

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Earlier this week, ZUK held a press conference in Dubai, where it announced plans for a global rollout of its first and only device so far, the CyanogenOS-powered Z1. The first region where the Lenovo-backed fledgling phone maker releases its handset is the Middle East as a part of an ongoing collaboration with Comtel, a large locally-operating handset distributor, and, one of the bigger e-commerce platforms in the Middle East. 

ZUK revealed additional information about the phone's future availability: it is hitting select markets across Europe and Southeast Asia in the coming weeks, most probably before the end of 2015. The European availability of the device will be discussed at a press conference in Berlin that will be held on October 30. 

As a refresher, the ZUK Z1 is a 5.5-inch device sporting a 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset grinding the cogs at 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM, 64 gigs of native storage, and a 4,100mAh battery. There's also a reversible USB Type-C connector at the bottom, as well as a physical home key that doubles as a fingerprint reader. Two SIM card slots and a LTE are aboard. Powering the phone is the Android 5.1.1-based CyanogenOS 12.1, with Android Marshmallow expected to debut soon.

You can learn more about ZUK by visiting the manufacturer's official website or grab the ZUK Z1 straight from Amazon.

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