The Lenovo-Backed ZUK Z1 Will Be Sold Internationally With Cyanogen OS Starting Mid-October

The Lenovo-Backed ZUK Z1 Will Be Sold Internationally With Cyanogen OS Starting Mid-October

The Lenovo-Backed ZUK Z1 Will Be Sold Internationally With Cyanogen OS Starting Mid-October

2 comments 📅20 September 2014, 02:45


The Lenovo-Backed ZUK Z1 Will Be Sold Internationally With Cyanogen OS Starting Mid-October
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Lenovo’s ZUK smartphone brand got off to a great start in China when the recently announced Z1 managed over 2 million pre-orders in a week, but surprisingly, they aren’t stopping in China. An international version of the Z1 is planned, and it’s going to run Cyanogen OS (lens flair optional).

The ZUK Z1 doesn’t quite have the specs to match a 2015 flagship phone, but it’s not bad. There’s a Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, and a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD. A 13MP camera lurks around back, and the battery is a whopping 4100mAh. That’s also a fingerprint sensor on the front. One thing it does have that more expensive phones don’t is a USB 3.0 Type-C port on the bottom.

This device will have Cyanogen OS 12.1 when it ships in October. The Chinese version of the phone sells for 1,799 yuan (about $280), but the international version will probably be a little pricier. It’s also not clear what “international” constitutes. North America? Hopefully.

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  1. 
Pete1on Silva
    23 September 2014, 02:45 Pete1on Silva

    Nah, I don’t want my emails to be IMs. Inbox showed me what it’s like for emails to be my to-dos – and it’s awesome :}

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  2. 
David Ruddock
    24 September 2014, 02:45 David Ruddock

    “Just look around and see how many 1980 and earlier Asian vehicles you still see on the road.”
    Because before 1980 they barely sold any ca1 in the US. The Japanese came to the UK in force long before America, and the same thing happened: people decided they liked buying ca1 that actually worked. And there are many, many old Datsu1 still roaming British roads.
    And yes, all the US big three are making MUCH better vehicles in the last 5 yea1 than they did in the 80s/90s/early 00s. But American carmake1 had a pretty shit run for give or take twenty-five yea1. There are always exceptio1 to the rule, but by and large, American ca1 of those yea1 were reliably subpar if not outright bad when compared to their Japanese competito1.
    As for what old ca1 you see on the road today, that’s largely down to parts. It’s pretty hard to keep a 1976 Civic in working order in the US when the domestic parts supply dried up decades ago. You can find just about every single piece necessary to keep the wo1t K-car in running condition, as long as you’re willing to throw parts at it.
    There are two sides to every story, but very few people are going to take umbrage with the assertion that the US’s big three fell to their deepest, darkest lows during those yea1.

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