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Zuk Z2 Pro packs a Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage for crazy low price

by Jacob Kleinman | April 22, 2016April 22, 2016 3:00 pm PST

Last year we got a look at Lenovo’s Zuk Z1 and came away impressed with Lenovo’s powerful offering that was priced at just $320. Now the company has done it again with the impressive new Zuk Z2 Pro.

The device doubles down with cutting-edge specs, including a Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 3,100mAh fast-charging battery and USB-C. It also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and an 8-megapixels front-facing shooter. There’s even a heart rate sensor in back and a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button.

We do have one small complaint. The Zuk Z2 Pro’s 5.2-inch 1080p display is a bit of a bummer compared to today’s Quad HD flagships. Still, for just 2699 yuan (roughly $416) you have to cut corners somewhere.

The design is pretty sleek as well. It’s not exactly original and looks almost exactly like an iPhone from several angles. But it has a few distinct touches as well, and also adds a shock absorbing layer to protect against damage from falls. Speaking of the iPhone – check out that one screenshot where Lenovo straight up copies the Apple Watch health UI.

The Zuk Z2 is set to launch in China, and the company is expected to eventually offer it in Europe and the Middle East too. If you’re in the U.S. you’re probably out of luck, though Lenovo’s new Moto lineup is likely right around the corner.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...