How do we know? Well, a currently-announced smartphone coming from the company was recently spotted making the rounds in the TENAA database in China, complete with pictures and most of the hardware specifications.
Now that you’ve seen pics of the phone, let’s talk about the specs! Starting with the display, this new ZUK phone will feature a 5.5-inch panel running at 1080 by 1920 pixels. As previously mentioned, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset - the fastest SoC that Qualcomm currently makes - will provide the processing power. In terms of memory, the handset will come with 4GB of RAM and will be available with either 32GB or 64GB of RAM.
In the imaging department, the upcoming ZUK flagship will feature a 13MP primary camera that slightly protrudes on the back as well as an 8MP shooter on the front.
Keeping the lights on will be a 3000mAh battery. That’s not too much battery juice, but it looks like some sacrifices were to be made to reduce the thickness of the phone to just 7.68mm.
At the moment, there’s no word on the price tag. The handset’s predecessor, called the ZUK Z2, was the cheapest Snapdragon 820-powered smartphone at the time of its launch. At the moment, the LeEco Pro 3 is the least expensive smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, selling for the equivalent of about $267 in China.
Unfortunately, we wouldn’t count on the handset being launched in the United States. Lenovo is pushing the Motorola brand in the US, meaning that there’s little room for the up-and-coming ZUK brand to expand in a market that Lenovo already covers through the iconic Moto branding.