We have seen a number of new comers in the Chinese market do well in its first year itself. The best example would be LeTV, who is currently the fastest growing smartphone maker in China. Now, it looks like the ZUK Z1 is on its path to success. The company reportedly sold out its 40,000 units of ZUK Z1 flagship in its second flash sale within a few minutes. The popularity of the handset is not that surprising given that the first flash sale saw over 2 million registrations.
30,000 units were made available on one of China’s top retailers, JD.com and the rest 10,000 units were available for purchase from the company website. A total of 40,000 units were sold out today, taking the sales to 80,000 units in a week’s time. This is definitely a good sign for a first time smartphone company.
The popularity of the ZUK Z1 is because of its specs to price ratio. The Z1 comes with a capable Snapdragon 801 chip clocked at 2.5GHz with Adreno 330 GPU. There is a 3GB RAM on board along with 64GB of internal storage. For display, you get a beautiful 5.5-inch full HD 1080p panel. Also, there is a 13MP OIS camera with dual LED flash at the back along with an 8MP front facing shooter. The best two features of the device is its 4100mAh battery which should last you a couple of days comfortably and the USB Type-C 3.0 port with 2.5A fast charge tech. The fingerprint sensor on the home button with special gestures is definitely an added plus.
You get all this for 1799 Yuan ($280) which makes it a great deal. An international edition of the ZUK Z1 flagship will make its way into European and American markets by September next month. It will feature the Cyanogen OS 12.1 instead of the company’s own ZUI.
So, if it comes to your country, would you consider buying the ZUK Z1?