The ZUK Z1 has been spotted at the Chinese Ministry of Communication where it has received network approval. In the database listing, we get to see the flagship Z1 front, back and side for the first time revealing the final shape and a physical home button.
If we compare the ZUK Z1 to the most recent OnePlus 2 Tenaa leaks, then it is fair to say the Lenovo based start-up have done a better job of the design, however it isn’t as flashy or “look at me”as we had thought it might.
From the front the ZUK Z1 could almost be mistaken for the iPhone 6 if not of the rectangular home button on the chin. The button also contains a fingerprint scanner and supports U-Touch gesture control for navigating though the Android 5.1 based OS.
The body appears to be a unibody construction and is rather thin, yet contains a battery of 4100mAh. Another interesting detail is the Z1 will use a Snapdragon 808 chipset which is a 6 core SoC with 2 x Cortex A57 ad 4 X Cortex A53 cores. In comparison to the Snapdragon 810, tests have found that the 808 runs much cooler than the 810.
3GB RAM and 64GB internal memory will come as standard on the phone, which also has full network dual SIM support and USB Type C 3.0.
The alloy and glass ZUK Z1 will be officially unveiled in Beijing on 11th August with an International launch event being held on 21st August in Shenzhen.