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ZUK Z2 Will Feature Exynos 8890! Another Power Flagship Coming Soon

by Joe 4

Yesterday we reported that ZUK CEO, Chang Cheng revealed a new render of the upcoming ZUK Z2 smartphone. Considering that it is called simply as the Z2, we expected the phone to feature slightly toned down specs. However, it looks like the Z2 will be just as powerful as the Z2 Pro. Today, CEO revealed a very important feature of the device — the CPU inside and it’s none other than the powerful Exynos 8890 processor that powers devices like Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

zuk z2 exynos 8890

He revealed this information in a very interesting way. On his Weibo account, the CEO posted that he spent a day with the Z2, and Exynos 8890 was good. Then, he mentioned Meizu’s Li Nan adding, “great minds think alike”. Well, Meizu has had a long-standing relationship with Samsung and its Exynos chipsets, which is probably why he tagged Li Nan. Further, if you look closely, this weibo post was made using the ZUK Z2 smartphone.

Now, we are wondering why would ZUK would release a new powerful flagship smartphone with Exynos 8890 when it already has a powerful Snapdragon 820 based ZUK Z2 Pro. In the renders, we saw that there were some differences in the camera of the ZUK Z2 as compared to the Z2 Pro and it looked as if the former had a less powerful rear camera module. But we can’t be sure of that yet. Rest of the design was almost identical to the Z2 Pro, including the rectangular physical home button and speaker grill and ports at the bottom.

zuk z2 render

Maybe, the ZUK Z2 is just another variant, giving users the option to choose between an Exynos powered processor and a Snapdragon-based one, with a few differences in specs. Unfortunately, we don’t have any more details about the Z2 at the moment. But the CEO had confirmed that the release will be in May, which means we don’t have to wait too long to get official details.


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  • disrupt

    ZUK Z2 PRO would be perfect because of the better camera module – but the lack of NFC! 🙁

    • erictheking87

      TBH why this NFC is so important to you people? I have it in my phone for 2 years now and I used it only once – when I was testing the phone after I bought it… For me it’s completly useless…

  • Karly Johnston

    Based on the S7 variants, I would prefer the Exynos. Less heat and better battery life.

  • metalboyz

    How about the blood preasure/heart rate, is it still exist in the exynos model?