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Lenovo Z1 launches in India for Rs. 13,499

The Lenovo Z1 has been launched in India. Known in China as the Zuk Z1, the Lenovo Z1 features surprisingly good specs for its Rs. 13,499 price tag.

Published onMay 10, 2016


The Lenovo Z1 – also known as the Zuk Z1 – has launched in India today, with Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1.1. Lollipop (with a planned upgrade to Cyanogen OS 13). In China it is known as the Zuk Z1 but in India it will be known as the “Lenovo Z1 – powered by Zuk”. It’s not the only weird rebranding we’ve seen today either.

The Lenovo Z1 is the first crowd-sourced device launch, according to Lenovo’s Facebook page: “The Lenovo Z1 will be the first phone ever to be launched by a few lucky people attended the Z1 community meet-ups.” It’s a pretty unique idea for a product launch and you can watch the live stream below or on Lenovo’s website.

The Lenovo Z1 is housed in a metal frame with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and front-mounted fingerprint sensor. It’s packing the quad-core Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5 GHz with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage (but without microSD expansion). The Z1 supports dual-SIM cards which support Indian bands FDD Band 3 (1,800 MHZ) and TDD Band 40 (2,300 MHz).

The Lenovo Z1 camera is also pretty impressive, sporting a 13 MP Sony IMX214 sensor with OIS and an 8MP front-facing camera. As usual, there’s a massive battery stuffed in there too – 4,100 mAh – which should see you breeze through a day of solid use without too much trouble. The Lenovo Z1 uses USB Type-C and supports the USB 3.0 standard. The Lenovo Z1 will be available for Rs. 13,499 ($200) on May 19 at 2 PM on Amazon India.