ZUK Z1 Oak Wood special edition announced

ZUK Z1 phablet was announced in China back in August. It is the first device by the Lenovo-backed startup ZUK. The company also launched the International variant running on Cyanogen OS. Now, there is a ZUK Z1 Oak Wood special edition.


After the announcement of ZUK Z1, it was inevitably compared with the OnePlus One. Specially, since it was also running on Cyanogen OS for the International variant. Now, the Lenovo-backed company has announced a special edition ZUK Z1 Oak Wood. It has an oak wood finish similar to the bamboo wood finish on the OnePlus One. The pricing is similar to the original variant as it costs CNY 1799 (US $283 approximately) whereas the original edition costs CNY 1699 in China now.

The Oak wood on the phone is said to be sourced from the Appalachian mountains in USA and have been kept intact (not treated). There is no change in specifications of the device but let’s go through it once again.


ZUK Z1 Specifications

The ZUK Z1 features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display, has a 1500:1 contrast ratio. It is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 64-bit processor along with Adreno 330 GPU. It has 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 64 internal storage but does not have expandable storage. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with ZUI on top of it. It has an aircraft-grade aluminium metal frame around the body.

The Z1 comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX214 Exmor RS sensor, OIS, f/2.2 aperture. On the front, there is a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with OmniVision OV8865 sensor for selfies and video calling. The phablet is 8.9 mm thick and weighs 175 grams. It supports Dual SIM (nano) and has a 3.5 mm audio jack. The home button comes with built-in fingerprint sensor, like the OnePlus 2. It is called U-Touch which acts as a Home Button when pressed hard, Back button on touch and double-click for multitasking.

The Z1 includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (Dual Band), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/GLONASS and USB 3.0 Type-C (10 times faster than USB-C) as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a whopping 4,100 mAh battery under the hood, which supports fast charging and it takes only 2.5 hours to charge from 0-100.

About the author

Bibek Saha

He is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Techolic. A tech enthusiast who is always found reading or writing on technology. An avid Manchester United fan and a big time foodie. If not writing, he can be found watching the latest movies and TV shows. Interact with him on Twitter and Google+