It’s interesting, but none of Lenovo’s recent “structural” changes appear to have impacted the ZUK Mobile sub-brand, established in May 2015, and already extremely popular in China. Quite on the contrary, and although the Z1 flagship has several more months to go before turning one, a Z2 Pro sequel is nearly done and ready for primetime.
That’s not a rumor, mind you, as the startup’s own CEO, Chang Cheng, took to Weibo to announce the Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro will be unveiled on April 21, i.e. next Thursday. Chances are we’re looking at another regional-first launch, with international stock also offered online through a dedicated ZUK website.
While Cheng isn’t very keen to share specs and features of the upcoming Android device, we can rely on AnTuTu to divulge the “Z2121” has Snapdragon 820 power, up to 4GB RAM, and pre-loaded 6.0.1 Marshmallow software going for it.
It sounds like ZUK won’t be cutting corners this time around, as the Z1 was itself pretty impressive… for its price point, but only with a Snapdragon 801 processor under the hood. What’s a little odd is both the 3 and 4GB RAM variants of the Z2 Pro are listed with 32GB internal storage. Wait, does that mean a microSD card slot will be added to the equation?
We sure hope so, and above all, we’re rooting for a sub-$400 tag, which seems doable, since the display sticks to Full HD resolution, and the cameras sport the same 13 and 8MP sensors as last year. April 21, okay?