Just as Xiaomi was wowing fans with their new Redmi Pro and Notebook, newcomers ZUK were also hosting a surprise launch of their own.
The Lenovo backed smartphone maker today announced a new ZUK Z2 model named the ZUK Z2 Rio Edition. The device has been launched to celebrate this years Olympics and does so by becoming the most affordable Snapdragon 820 powered phone on the market.
Chinese shoppers will be able to buy the ZUK Z2 Rio at a normal retail price of 1599 Yuan however if customers choose to order through selected online stores they will receive a 100 Yuan price cut making the phone just 1499 Yuan ($224), the same as the entry-level Redmi Pro.
While the ZUK Z2 Rio doesn’t have the dual camera design of the new Xiaomi, the device does boast a powerful Snapdragon 820 chipset, 5-inch FHD display, 8 mega-pixel front camera, fast charging, and a 3500mAh battery plus fingerprint scanner.
The base version of the phone will give users 3GB RAM and 32GB memory to play with while the higher end version of the phone will get 4GB RAM and 64GB memory.