We already had a fair idea on what to expect from Lenovo’s latest ZUK smartphone courtesy of numerous leaks. As expected, Lenovo has officially launched the ZUK Edge in China, and prices start from RMB 2,299 (Rs 22,400 approximately). Buyers will be able to choose from ceramic white and titanium crystal black color variants. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in July 2021: Mi Notebook 14, Asus VivoBook 14, and moreAlso Read - Lenovo Legion 5 Pro launches with Ryzen 5000 CPU, brings Legion Ultimate Support service
Based on the name, the ZUK Edge was earlier rumored to be launching with a bezel-less display, but subsequent rumors contradicted that claim. The smartphone launched today boasts a front panel with pretty thin bezels surrounding it. The company says that the smartphone features a body-to-screen ratio of 86.4 percent. Another talking point of the smartphone is the U-Touch fingerprint sensor, which is embedded under the glass panel. The sensor is fast enough to unlock the device in just 0.09 seconds. Also Read - Best gaming laptops under Rs 1,00,000 in India: MSI GP65 Leopard, Dell G5 and more
Lenovo ZUK Edge price
The smartphone is available in two storage variants — 64GB variant with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB variant with 6GB of RAM. The 4GB RAM variant is priced at RMB 2,299 (Rs 22,400 approximately), while the 6GB RAM variant is priced at RMB 2,499 (Rs 24,400 approximately). DON’T MISS: BGR India Awards: Best Value for Money Smartphones of 2016
Lenovo ZUK Edge specifications
The ZUK Edge is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.35GHz. The processor is paired with Adreno 530 GPU. The smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass on top and 401ppi.
In the photography department, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF support, LED flash, and support for slo-mo video and professional mode. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. Making sure everything ticks is a 3,100mAh battery underneath, which also supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card (nano) slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and an USB Type-C port.
On the software front, the ZUK Edge runs on Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box wrapped under ZUI. One of the apps preloaded in the smartphone is called U Health, which as the name suggests, is used to keep all your health and activity-related data at one place.
There is currently no word on whether Lenovo plans to bring the ZUK Edge smartphone to India. Currently, only the ZUK Z1 and the Z2 Plus (rebranded ZUK Z2 Pro) are on sale in India. If launched in India, the ZUK Edge will face tough competition from the likes of LeEco Le Max2, Honor 8 Smart, and the Xiaomi Mi 5 to name a few.