The ZUK Z2 has a slightly smaller screen than the Pro version – 5″ 1080p – which is covered with 2.5D Curved glass. The phone is slightly thicker, 8.5mm vs. 7.5mm, but comes with a bigger battery, 3,500mAh vs. 3,100mAh. Quick Charge 3.0 is supported over the USB Type-C port (80% in 1 hour), but you can also grab a wireless charging pad for CNY 300.
The Z2 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset, a jump of several generations over the S801 in the original ZUK. You get a generous 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (no microSD card slot this time either).
The phone runs Android 6.0 with ZUI 2.0 on top. It has a U-Touch 2.0 fingerprint reader that works in just 0.1s and can even recognize a wet finger. This is a dual-SIM phone with LTE connectivity (Cat. 6), with support for China Unicom and China Telecom.
For the camera, ZUK called on Samsung and its ISOCELL sensor for the back unit. It’s a 13MP sensor, 1/2.6″ in size and with 1.34µm pixels. It supports phase detection AF (0.1s for focus lock) and electronic image stabilization. The front 8MP camera also has 1.34µm pixels.
The Z2 can capture 4K videos as well as impressive 960fps slow-motion videos.
The ZUK Z2 will launch on June 7, but pre-orders start today. It costs CNY 1,800 and you can grab one from ZUK.com, Suning Tesco and the Lynx flagship store.