The Indian version of the Lenovo Zuk Z2 which was earlier launched in China this year, the Lenovo Z2 Plsu has been launched in India later today at a launch event in New Delhi which kicked off from 12PM in the afternoon.
“Once we are getting into a particular price band, we want to make sure consumers know the brand. We want to sell the phone. We are not bringing the device as token flagship as India is still a big market for us. However, Zuk branding will be there on the box, with the text ‘Powered by Zuk’ as a hat tip for the Zuk team.”
-Anuj Sharma, Head of Product Marketing, Smartphones, Lenovo MBG
Lenovo has created quite a stir in the Indian market in recent times with their Vibe Range of budget smartphones which were launched at affordable prices but yet constituted of all the features which are available in the other pricier premium smartphones.
Lenovo Z2 Plus Smartphone Specifications
Hardware and Memory
The Lenovo Z2 Plus smartphone features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with 2.5D curved high-fibre glass. The device is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor and will be launched in two variants in the country – 3GB of RAM with 32GB of inbuilt storage, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of inbuilt storage.
The Lenovo Z2 Plus runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow under ZUI 2.0. The Lenovo Z2’s software will also come with several India-specific features such as gesture shortcuts via the fingerprint sensor, a dedicated pedometer and Lenovo’s new U-Health application.
The Lenovo Z2 Plus will sport a 13MP rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. The rear camera also has Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) for video and 4K video-recording capabilities. The front camera is 8MP with a f/2.0 aperture and an 80-wide angle lens for selfies.
Battery and Connectivity
The new device from Lenovo will house a 3500 mAh battery which will support fast charging. Lenovo claims that the device will be able to charge 80 percent within an hour from scratch. Connectivity options include G LTE (with support Indian LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 BLE, and USB 2.0 Type-C port.
Price and Availability
Post its launch today, the Lenovo Z2 Plus will be available in retail outlets in the country as well as online E-commerce platforms like Flipkart and Amazon. The smartphone has already been listed as an Amazon Exclusive by Amazon India and will be priced close to Rs. 20,000.