Following are the specifications of the device:

  • Lenovo ZUK Z1 runs Cyanogen OS 12.1 offering customisations, as well as the ability to root and flash the phone
  • It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display
  • Z1 sports an older Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • The smartphone is packed with 3GB RAM and has 64GB storage space
  • The dual-SIM smartphone does not have a micro-SD slot
  • Zuk Z1 also comes with USB Type-C slot for charging and data transfer, along with a big 4100 mAh battery. Lenovo claims the battery will last long as it cuts down on unnecessary charge cycles by switching to DC power when the battery touches 100 per cent
  • The rear camera is 13MP, while the front camera is 5MP
  • The fingerprint scanner on the Z1 supports 360 degree recognition


Lenovo Z1 is the first device by ZUK, a new business set up created from within the company to focus on more innovative devices that push the boundaries for hardware and software. It is also their first device to run Cyanogen OS. The Zuk brand will co-exist with the Vibe and Moto ranges from the company.

Unlike the Chinese market where it is sold as the Zuk Z1, the smartphone in India will be dubbed "Lenovo Z1 - powered by Zuk." What is considered as the biggest highlight of the Lenovo Z1 is that it runs Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which means that users will get many options to customise their phones.

The new Lenovo device is believed to give a tough competition to its rivals. The new device continues to woo the mass market. Motorola will focus on consumers who want newer technologies faster than anyone else and Z1 smartphone under the ZUK brand by Lenovo will focus on consumers who are tech-saavy, hooked onto the Internet, and want to do more or experiment with their devices