ZUK, Lenovo-owned has officially announced its latest flagship smartphone at an event in China. Dubbed the ZUK Edge, the handset will enter a big-screen smartphone category, aka known as a phablet. The 5.5-inch 1080p display features 86.4 percent screen-to-body ratio and 1.63mm narrow frame. Inside is a Snapdragon 821 SoC combined with Android 7.0 (Nougat) software that utilized ZUI 2.5 on top.
In terms of photography, there are a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and PDAF + CAF dual focus modes for quick 0.1 second auto focus. Around the front has an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
ZUK Edge phablet provides U-Touch fingerprint sensor that is hidden under the glass panel to unlock the phone in just 0.09 seconds. It is also capable to use for secure payments using Alipay, Paypal and more. The handset is also coming with a heart rate sensor on the back, which is enabling measure blood oxygen levels. New ZUK Edge smartphone has 2.5D curved glass back.
ZUK Edge specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, 1500: 1 contrast ratio, 85% NTSC color gamut
- 2.35 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- 4GB/6GB RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.0) internal storage
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) with ZUI 2.5
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF, CAF, 1.34?m pixel size, Samsung ISOCELL sensor, f/2.2 aperture
- 8MP front-facing camera, 1.12?m pixel size, f/2.2 aperture
- Dual nano SIMs
- Fingerprint sensor, Heart rate sensor, UV sensor, Altimeter
- Dimensions: 142.9×74.5×7.68 mm; Weight: 160g
- 3.5mm audio jack, Dirac HD Sound for Hi-Fi audio
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, USB 3.1 Type-C
- 3100mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
Chinese company will offer the Edge in two versions – the 4GB RAM (cost 2299 yuan that’s equivalent $330 USD) and the 6GB RAM (2499 yuan, which means $360). There are two color options too – Ceramic White and Titanium Black. It is currently up for order in its home market and expected to be available from next month. Company plans to release ZUK Edge L, which is custom Lee Min Ho endorsement version.