ZUK Z2 Pro ‘feels like an iPhone’ will come with health apps


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ZUK will launch their new flagship phone very soon and the company have been making a few teasers about the design and what features it may have.

The original ZUK Z1 was a pretty decent package, but was let down by the awkward placement of the physical home button (not to mention buggy OS), so surely this has been solved for the ZUK Z1?

Well we don’t know about the physical button , or even if it will have one, but we do know the new phone will have a similar curved metal chassis to the Z1 only with a 2.5D curved display.

Company bosses have gone a little further to say that the design is similar to the iPhone and that the finished product will be well worth the wait. Our take on of this is that build quality has been improved this time around to give a more solid feel to the phone, and perhaps we will see a slightly thinner design too.

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Another teaser has also indicated that the ZUK Z2 will be loaded with its own health apps for monitoring various sports. The screen shot shows the app will work with walking, running and cycling, plus it can save heart rate information. This might also be a hint that a ZUK branded wearable might be on the cards too.

The screen shot also shows that the ZUK Z2 Pro will have space for dual SIM cards too.

The Z2 Pro is expected to launch with a Snapdragon 820 chipset, at least 4GB RAM, from 64GB memory, dual LED flash, laster auto-focus and a large battery.

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25 Comments

  1. Rob
    April 19, 2016

    I hope the zuk series will focus less on design and more on power house specs and large battery at more affordable prices. Please don’t have it be thinner.

    • April 19, 2016

      Agree. Hopefully it will have 4000mah+ battery again.

    • realjjj
      April 19, 2016

      They say it’s an iphone and you can see it in the pic. Large footprint with big upper and lower bezels and thin.This ferocious need to copy even the dumbest things Apple does is hilarious. Tomorrow LeEco will tell us how no 3.5mm audio jack is cool.They don’t seem capable of realizing that if Apple does it, they do it to rob the customer blind and extort a few more $, not because it is the right thing to do.
      Lets make sh1tty devices because Apple does it !!!

      • The Calm Critic
        April 19, 2016

        “They don’t seem capable of realizing that if Apple does it, they do it to rob the customer blind and extort a few more $,”

        What disturbs me more is; that’s exactly what they realize and the game plan as well…

        • realjjj
          April 19, 2016

          LeEco doesn’t aim to make money with the hardware, they sell their services and there is no upside if they cripple their devices on purpose like this. They should let the customer enjoy great devices and great content, not make their lives harder.

    • Simon
      April 19, 2016

      Coupled with Android software 6.0 that is not buggy and will have updates for along time ?

    • balcobomber25
      April 19, 2016

      I would actually buy it if they could shave at least another mm off the Z1 and get it under 8mm. The Z1 was just too thick for me.

  2. realjjj
    April 19, 2016

    haha how is that a positive? Sometimes it feels like the China phone makers have no free will, they adopt the party line and the party in this case is the iphone.

    • balcobomber25
      April 19, 2016

      The design in the picture looks nothing like an iPhone so maybe they mean the software will feel like iOS.

      But I would say this entire industry has no free will, it’s not limited just to China. Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the US do just as much copying and stealing ideas as China does. Apple is probably the worst offender of them all, it just doesn’t get talked about in the press.

    • Airyl
      April 19, 2016

      The picture doesn’t really look much like an iPhone.

      And no, they don’t just adopt the party line. The simple fact is that the iPhone is the most prolific smartphone in the world. Comparing your name to such an established competitors is bound to catch everyone’s attention.

      While I can’t deny it’s true some of them do follow the line and just copy the iPhone, that’s false for a large majority of devices.

  3. The Calm Critic
    April 19, 2016

    “Company bosses have gone a little further to say that the design is similar to the iPhone and that the finished product will be well worth the wait.”

    ffs…..this isn’t gonna end well if they’ve done the predictable which is cut the batt capacity corner for t3h l00ks.

    • Simon
      April 19, 2016

      Lets hope it is well worth the wait !

      Is there a live stream of this launch ?

  4. MattD
    April 19, 2016

    I swear… If I hear any more bullsh*t about how “we managed to put a swatch battery into this credit card with a touchscreen, but thanks to new technologies, sw optimization and magic you’ll have the same battery duration, or even more if that’s the lie you want to believe in” I’ll be sooo mad…

    • VMortens
      April 19, 2016

      It’s all because you missed the important part: health apps!

    • balcobomber25
      April 19, 2016

      Personally I have to disagree with you, I prefer my phones super model thin. But a thin phone doesn’t mean poor battery life. The Gionee S7 is 5.5mm with a 2700mAh and has excellent battery life, so yes optimization can help as long as they actually do it and not just talk about it.

      • SnowyCat
        April 19, 2016

        someone cant wait for the gionee s8? ^_^

        • balcobomber25
          April 19, 2016

          Maybe, still not sure yet.

          • jimberkas
            April 19, 2016

            how’s the THL that you bought recently?
            I’m personally expecting this Zuk phone to be pretty awesome. hoping against hope for US band support.

            • balcobomber25
              April 19, 2016

              Still waiting for it to arrive. Supposed to arrive end of this month.

      • MattD
        April 20, 2016

        I know you like slimmer phones, but just for once: can we have one flagship with an actual battery? After all the market is abused of slim phones…

        And, moreover, my rant is basically against the usual excuse they bring out saying “you can have more battery with less battery because technology and magic”, wich is usually false (and in this case surely would be, since sd801 is an hell of a soc in battery management)

        • balcobomber25
          April 20, 2016

          I disagree with you about efficiency. Take at look at a few phones last year based on just the specs:

          Meizu Pro 5 – 5.7in (1080) 3050 mAh
          Galaxy S6 Active – 5.1in,(2k) 3500 mAh
          Lenovo Zuk Z1 – 5.5 (1080), 4000mAh

          Based on these 3 you would assume the Zuk has the best battery life, it doesn’t the S6 active does despite the more resource hungry display. And the Pro 5 and Z1 actually have near identical battery life despite the Z1 having nearly 1000 extra mAh. This is because the Exnyos 7420 is one of the most efficient processors ever made. More mAh doesn’t always mean more battery life. Just like more MP’s doesn’t always mean better pictures. There is more at play than just the specs.

  5. VMortens
    April 19, 2016

    If I wanna fell it like an iPhone, I’ll just get one …

  6. Cheeze Keyk
    April 19, 2016

    looks like is running ZUI. hope they will go open source also. or atleast an AOSP for international variants.

  7. tauerman
    April 19, 2016

    I don’t think it looks like an iPhone at all. And I am glad that it is like that.
    I also hope they don’t do thin devices and sacrifice battery capacity for it.

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    April 19, 2016

    will cost how much ?!