ZUK Officially Launches the ZUK Edge, with a 86.4% Screen-to-Body Ratio
ZUK is a spin off of Lenovo’s smartphone business and operates independently from Lenovo itself (similar to how Honor operates independent of Huawei). The ZUK Z1, launched in August of last year, was one of the few smartphones that ran Cyanogen OS out of the box. They’ve released a handful of smartphones since then, but this week the company officially announced the ZUK Edge. This smartphone has an 86.4% screen-to-body ratio and has an impressive design for the small company.
Minimizing bezels seems to be a popular trend these days, and while the screen-to-body ratio isn’t as high as the Xiaomi Mi Mix, it’s still higher than most smartphones available today. We’re looking at a device with dimension of 142.9 x 74.5 x 7.68 mm and a metal frame around the phone. Unlike Samsung’s edge variants, the ZUK Edge does not have curved glass on the sides. It does have a 2.5D piece of glass on the front though.
Speaking of the display, the ZUK Edge has a 5.5″ 1080p panel with a fingerprint scanner sitting right below it. Inside, we see it sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC and 64GB of internal storage. There will be two versions available for purchase, with the first having 4GB of RAM and the second having 6GB of RAM. There’s a 13MP camera on the back of the ZUK Edge and an 8MP sensor on the front.
It will have dual SIM support, and has a 3,100mAh capacity battery to power the device. Pricing for the ZUK Edge starts at 2,299 Yuan (~$330) for the 4GB of RAM model and 2,499 Yuan (~$360) for the 6GB version. Those who live in China can reserve their device right now, but the phone will not go on sale until January 1st. At this time, there hasn’t been any information given about whether or not ZUK will release this device in other markets.Source: GizmoChina