Lenovo launches the ZUK Z1 in India for 13,499 INR ($200)

As expected, Chinese phone maker Lenovo have launched the ZUK Z1 in India.

The phone is exactly the same device that went on sale last year (we’ve also done a review of it). It may not be the most powerful phone that will launch in India this month, but power users might still be interested.

The phone will be sold directly under Lenovo (and not ZUK) in India. At 13,499 INR or $200, I feel Lenovo have done a good job with the pricing. Even if it’s leftover stock that Lenovo are trying to sell, I’d be interested in the Z1 at the mentioned price point if I were in the market for a phone.

To remind you of the specifications on this one, it comes with a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p FHD display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 64GB on-board ROM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front facing camera, fingerprint scanner and a 4100mAh battery. It’ll run CyanogenOS based on Android 5.1, with an update to Android 6.0 based CyanogenOS in the pipeline.

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The phone will be sold via Amazon.in via a flash sale model, the first of which will take place on the 19th of May. Registrations for the sale begin 1pm today, i.e., 11th May. Readers from India, are you planning to get one?


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  1. Dieter
    May 10, 2016

    What about z2? I thought it will be released for sale today???

    • balcobomber25
      May 10, 2016

      I didn’t hear that, just about the Z1.

      Most resellers are saying they will have stock of the Z2 at the end of this month, so the actual launch is probably right around the last week of the month.

  2. Jeldon Craig
    May 10, 2016

    With so many options now to choose from it is becoming harder to decide.. More importantly, we fear the fact that very soon, in a matter of a month’s time or less, the phone will get obsolete. Scary times.

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    May 10, 2016

    Z1 costs fucking $350 in Pakistan…

    way to go India , you guys are so lucky to have this kinda market !

    • GodZillaa
      May 11, 2016

      Rubbish. The phone should not have been priced more than US$ 129.99, given its specs. While the price is lower in India, it’s nothing to write home about, given that these are essentially use-and-throw phones with practically ZERO support and poor servicing prospects, and are basically leftover / surplus SKUs from their Chinese warehouses – crap which the Chinese consumers refused to buy for dirt cheap.

      Unless someone is really keen on the Adreno 330 and the few additional frames it can render (in comparison it its competitor GPUs), there is no reason for anyone to shell out extra bucks on a 2014-config phone when they can get a 2016 mid-high range device for lesser.

      I hope Indians are not stupid enough to make this a success while pissing their money away.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 11, 2016

        hmmm… true !