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ZUK Z2 Passes TENAA, Features SD820 & 5-inch Display

by Joe 12

ZUK CEO Chang Chen had revealed a few days back that the company was going to release a new flagship in the month of May, which would be called as the ZUK Z2. A surprise feature of the new ZUK handset was expected to be the Samsung Exynos 8890 chipset inside. However, after seeing the first teaser for the upcoming handset, we were all disappointed. The teaser showed that the phone was going to come with a Snapdragon chip inside. Then, we speculated that there could be a version which runs on Exynos 8890. But that’s probably not going to happen, given that ZUK Z2 has just passed through the TENAA certification website and it basically confirms the presence of Snapdragon 820 on board.

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Before we move on to the specs, let’s take a look at the design of the handset. Not much will be different than the ZUK Z2 Pro version, except for the screen size, which is now reduced to 5-inches, instead of 5.2-inch on the Pro and the camera placement at the back, which is now on the top left corner instead of the center.

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As for the specs, the ZUK Z2 model will feature the Snapdragon 820 chip clocked at 2.15GHz with two memory variants, 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. The display will be of 5-inches with 1080p resolution. At the back, the phone will have a 13MP sensor while up front, you will find an 8MP shooter. The battery is decent, with a capacity of 3500mAh. The phone seems to be running on Android 6.0.1 version out of the box and comes with 4G LTE and dual-SIM dual standby support.

zuk z2 teaser

There is no mention of Exynos 8890 anywhere on TENAA, and we wonder why CEO mentioned this chip while talking about this new device. Another important question will be, how many of the unique features of the ZUK Z2 Pro will be retained by this model, which is expected to be cheaper. It is said that the phone will start at 1799 Yuan ($274).

ZUK Z2 will be officially unveiled on May 31. Stay tuned for details.

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  • Ven0m

    liked the back Design more of the Z2 Pro. Hope that the camera won’t be a fail…

  • Muhammad Yasir

    a bit on the expensive side. would be a blast of a phone for under $225 !

    • illystor

      If it is 1799 starting it is 200RMB less than the entry level Mi5 configuration for comparable specs (depending on how the camera performs). I don’t see in what world this can be considered “a bit on the expensive side”. Under $225 is under 1500RMB. If you want a good phone at that price point, last year’s MX5, Mi Note or Mi4C 3/32GB variant will all serve you well.

      • Muhammad Yasir

        aww hell naw bro !

        mx5 AND mi4c are BOTH available for under $200 now. no need to waste precious money on those oldies.

        • illystor

          That only really supports my point. Under $200 is still under $225, too. If you expect to have an all round good package that is better than your Redmis and your Meizu M2/M3s etc at the price you’re looking for, you have them. You can’t expect brand new launches of SD820 flagships (albeit the more compact little brother to the Z2 Pro) for 1500RMB or less.

          • Muhammad Yasir

            i know man … but mi4c and mx5 feel pretty underwhelming now :/

          • illystor

            Fair enough. But if you want brand spanking new hardware, top of the line specs etc… even with the value proposition of Chinese manufacturers, there’s a reasonable limit on what we can expect at a certain price point. If this launches at 1799 and the camera is not a let down then it’ll be obnoxiously good for the price.

          • Muhammad Yasir

            hmm … agreed 🙂

  • AbdulB1

    Will they also release zuk z2 max?

  • Luciano

    Woooooooow amazing compact device with amazing specs and attractive price in China. Unfortunately after resellers the standard version will be sold around $350+. That being said, when you look at the supply of the Pro version (only in white color) I believe that we will have for a couple of months before to see the Zuk Z2’s availability in the market.

    • Luciano

      ^ we will have to wait for a couple of months…

  • Karly Johnston

    Is it still AMOLED?