Lenovo subsidiary ZUK Mobile has announced the ZUK 2, and it’s a powerhouse of a phone. That’s great news, especially if you were disappointed by the Moto G4.
Everything about the phone screams high-end in 2016, including a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage. The only catch here is that the 5.5-inch screen is only a 1080p display, while most competitors are managing to cram 2k displays in their flagships. On one hand, 2k displays are objectively better looking, but using a lower resolution 1080p screen should help the ZUK 2 get better battery life, which is a solid tradeoff for some people.
The camera is also something to be proud of, offering a 13-megapixel shooter with phase detection autofocus that supposedly focuses in 0.1 seconds. Even against the likes of Samsung, LG, and HTC, that’s impressive.
Other specs include Android 6.0 out of the box, a 3500 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, a USB Type-C charging port, dual-SIM card slots, and VoLTE support. The fingerprint scanner in the phone is also incredibly fast and can unlock the device in 0.1 seconds (we’re seeing that number come up often here) for security.
What’s most impressive here is the price, though, and like most aggressive Chinese phones this one is unbelievably cheap. You can buy the ZUK 2 for 1799 Yuan, which comes out to around $273. It will be up for sale in China on June 7th, which is just around the corner, but getting it anywhere besides China might be a problem.