Last month, we told you that Lenovo subsidiary ZUK would soon be unveiling the Z1. Earlier today, ZUK took to its Weibo page to announce that it will be holding a press conference on August 8th to unveil the device. This will be one of the first smartphones to employ the USB Type-C 3.0 port which speeds up data transfers and battery charging. Speaking about batteries, the ZUK Z1 will be equipped with a 4000+mAh cell which means wall hugging won’t be required. A 13MP camera graces the back of the phone, which will support 4G LTE connectivity. And the U-Touch fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button for quick unlocking of the screen using a simple swipe.
The rest of the specs have been the subject of speculation and are rumored to include a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, a Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage.
While pricing has yet to be announced, there is talk that the phone will be priced at the equivalent of $300 USD. So far, it appears that the ZUK Z1 might be listed on the site of Chinese e-commerce company JD.com. The latter has shaken hands with ZUK on a partnership, although that doesn’t necessarily mean that the listing will be an exclusive.