Thin bezels, great hardware, and a low price.
Lenovo’s sub-brand ZUK has unveiled the ZUK Edge in China, a mid-range phone with an 86.4% screen-to-body ratio and Snapdragon 821. The phone is similar to Xiaomi’s Mi Mix in that it cuts down on the bezels, although its overall design isn’t as radical. Another factor in its favor is the software, with the ZUK Edge running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Coming to the specs, the ZUK Edge features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass, 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64GB storage (UFS 2.0), 13MP ISOCELL camera with PDAF and 1.34μm pixel size, 8MP front shooter, 3.5mm jack (because Lenovo), LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi ac, and a 3100mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging tech.
The phone also offers Lenovo’s U-Touch navigation system, which made its debut in the ZUK Z2. The feature sees the home button doubling up as a replacement for the standard navigation keys, allowing you to access previous apps, the recents menu, and much more through customizable gestures.
The phone will be available in white and black color options, and Lenovo is also offering a model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage for ¥2,299 ($330). The variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage will retail for ¥2,499 ($360). The ZUK Edge will go up for sale in China starting early next year, and as of now there’s no information regarding availability in other markets. Lenovo has introduced earlier models from its ZUK sub-brand in India, so it is likely we’ll see the ZUK Edge make its way to the market sometime next year.