Lenovo today introduced its Z2 Plus smartphone in India. The device will be available exclusively on its e-commerce partner Amazon. The Z2 Plus is just the rebranded version of the ZUK Z2 smartphone, which was launched in China earlier. The phone will be on an open sale starting September 27, 2016.
The smartphone is priced at Rs. 17,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, and Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. The smartphone will be exclusively available via Amazon India from Sunday midnight, in Black and White colour variants.
The Lenovo Z2 Plus will not run Cyanogen OS like its predecessor, the Lenovo Zuk Z1. Featuring near stock Android with the Google Now Launcher, the company is also touting gesture shortcuts on the Z3 Plus via the fingerprint scanner. It also sports a dedicated pedometer and industry-grade accelerometer. The smartphone features a 5-inch full HD display with 2.5D curved glass design. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
Lenovo Zuk Z2 Plus is the cheapest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powered smartphone. It also features Adreno 530 GPU, which is 40 per cent faster than the previous generation GPU. Lenovo says Snapdragon 820 enables faster performance without utilizing much power from the device.
Lenovo Z2 uses fiber glass for its frame. Lenovo says Fiberglass enables lightweight and strong build quality. It also helps in better network reception compared to metal smartphones, which also means you won’t face antennagate with Z2 Plus. It features a 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture. The camera uses a larger 1.34 micron image sensor for capturing more light in dimly lit environment. There is also an 8MP selfie camera with electronic image stabilisation.
It has a U-Touch 2.0 fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button that can unlock the phone in under 0.1 seconds and even works even if your finger is wet. It has a 3500mAh battery with dual fast charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 that can charge the phone up to 80% in 1 hour.
Lenovo is also introducing a new fitness tracking app called U Health. The app uses Qualcomm’s sensor processing unit to track steps, distance and calories. The smartphone also features a dedicated pedometer for tracking elevation or steps climbed every day.