We already reported that Lenovo will unveil the ZUK Edge this month. The new smartphone was officially launched on Tuesday and it will become available starting January 1, 2017. The leaked images of the smartphone showed a handset with a flat display, which was not quite worthy of the Edge moniker. To our surprise, the ZUK Edge really doesn’t have a curved screen, so we still can’t understand why Lenovo chose this name for its device. Putting this fact aside, we can say that the new Lenovo smartphone is one with some nice specs.
The 5.5-inch smartphone, according to Steve Hemmerstoffer, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset under the hood. The handset includes 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, the handset does not have a microSD card slot, so this is all the storage users can get. It has a 13MP back snapper paired with an 8MP front- facing camera. Just like any other smartphone that was released in the past few months, it has a USB Type-C port, and a U Touch fingerprint sensor. Other specs of the device include a 3100 mAh non-removable battery, fast charging options and Wi- Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity.
The design of the smartphone is not the expected one but still, looks quite all right. The handset will be available in Ceramic White and Titanium Black, so users can choose whether to opt for the light color version or the dark one. The smartphone runs on ZUI 2.5, an Android Nougat- based operating system. The price tag of the handset is quite reasonable, given the fact that customers can purchase it for CNY 2,299, or CNY 2,499 respectively. That roughly translates into $330 or $360. Of course, there are cheaper smartphones, but this is a fair price for a handset that is equipped with the latest Qualcomm chipset.
As we already mentioned, the smartphone will become available starting January 1. Unfortunately, at first, it will only be available in China. At this time we have no information regarding the international release of the smartphone. However, if it will become popular in the homeland of Lenovo, it’s safe to assume that the company will launch it globally.