Lenovo Unveils the ZUK Z2 Pro Smartphone in China

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--()--Lenovo (SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) released a new flagship mobile phone, the ZUK Z2 Pro. It’s the world’s first mobile phone that fully activates the performance of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chip and integrates ten professional sensors, a true 3D-glass body and several other industry-leading technologies. According to Chen Xudong, Lenovo senior vice president, “The first thing we need to do is to create great products like the ZUK Z2 Pro, and offer the kind of mobile phones that users really like.”

At the same time, Lenovo chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing, announced that Lenovo will kick off the “U Program” this year, inviting 1,000 fans for trial-use of all the new mobile phones Lenovo produces in the year. The letter “U” represents “you”, indicating Lenovo hopes every fan will share their Lenovo mobile phone experience, providing feedback and suggestions for using and improving Lenovo mobile phones. The newly released ZUK Z2 Pro will become the first “U Program” product for the public to experience and is intended to bring users unprecedented fun.

ZUK Z2 Pro Exclusively Defines SPU and Fully Activates Snapdragon 820 for the First Time

Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro thoroughly overthrows the idea that CPU and GPU are the sole indicators of a flagship mobile phone and exclusively defines the SPU concept. Developed based on the CPU+GPU+SPU processor structure, Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro is the world’s first mobile phone that can fully activate the potential of the Snapdragon 820 platform.

In a manner of speaking, SPU gives the mobile phone a “sixth sense.” Z2 Pro integrates ten professional sensors, breaking new ground in both numbers and performance. Coordinated by SPU (Hexagon 680), the sensors enable Z2 Pro to perceive the true world with data, and then map the relationship among humans, equipment, environment and scenarios using multi-dimensional data. This technique helps the smart mobile phone evolve into a more intelligent, cognitive, terminal and seamlessly integrating environment sensing technologies and intelligent communication technologies with low power consumption.

ZUK also employs software that creates the “U-health” application based on the ten professional sensors. This makes Z2 Pro a flagship mobile phone that truly “understands sports, as it can not only monitor and analyze the frequency and length of strides, vertical amplitude, ground-touching time, height and 3D speed, but also provides users with more analysis about the user’s sports information in a more convenient and direct manner on the lock screen. Meanwhile, Z2 Pro also integrates heart rate/blood oxygen/UV sensors that detect and analyze heart rate and blood oxygen, which helps users learn about sports intensity and effects and allows them to make adjustment according to respective conditions.

The First True 3D Glass Body Features Roll-Cage Shock-Absorptive Design

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro is the first flagship mobile phone that adopts a true 3D glass body, and the whole glass surface is evenly curved. With the design inspired by the shape of traditional Chinese arch bridges, the ZUK Z2 Pro has undergone more than 1,000 different hand/feel selections and pressure-resistant tests to ensure that the phone’s curve best meets optimal ergonomic requirements and creates the most comfortable hand-hold feeling.

ZUK Z2 Pro’s middle frame is reinforced by aviation aluminum, and the unique roll-cage shock-absorptive design, along with the arch bridge shape and evenly thick 3D glass, can effectively improve the pressure-resistant capability and protect the mobile phone to the greatest extent for those all too familiar, ”oops I sat on my cell phone,” moments.

5.2” Super AMOLED Screen, the World’s Narrowest Frame (1.41mm)

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro boasts the newest generation of Samsung 5.2” 1080P full HD Super AMOLED display screen, which owns a 100000:1 ultra-high dynamic contrast and supports 178° ultra-wide display. Thanks to the in-depth customization with Samsung, Z2 Pro is designed with a black screen frame width of 0.05mm and total black + white frame width of 1.41mm, which sets the new record for the industry and redefines the narrowest edge of flagship mobile phones.

To satisfy different user demands for color, Z2 Pro provides two color modes— 100%NTSC high color saturation and 100%sRGB high color reproduction. The screen is made of Corning ‘Gorilla Glass’ and is coated with an anti-fingerprint film.

Meanwhile, Z2 Pro is designed with dark light eye-shield mode for users who like to use their mobile phone at night. In a dim environment, its screen is able to provide minimum brightness of merely 1nit, and weaken the 435 nm hazardous blue light to protect eyesight to the greatest extent. Outdoors, Z2 Pro also offers the sun screen mode that has the maximum brightness of up to 500nit, and supports polarized sunglass.

High-aperture + High-pixel + Dual IS, Support of PDAF+CAF Dual-mode Focus

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro, as one of the world's first batch of F1.8 high-aperture, high-pixel, dual IS mobile phones, supports PDAF+CAF dual-mode focus, with comparable effects in high-speed focusing, night shooting and sports shooting with single-lens reflex cameras.

Z2 Pro is fitted with the newest generation of Samsung 13 million pixel 2M8 sensor featuring 1.34μm high-pixel particles and 1/2.6” big-size CMOS photosensitive elements that significantly enhance its lighting and night shooting capacities.

Meanwhile, Z2 Pro’s sensor is equipped with the industry-leading crystal-grade ISOCELL pixel grille-type image sensor, which can effectively reduce the color crosstalk image issue among individual pixels in BSI sensor and enable pixels to absorb more effective photons by forming a physical grille barrier between isolated pixels and adjacent pixels, so as to achieve a better true color reproduction effect.

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro supports 4K video shooting, and realizes 960fps ultra-high-speed shooting in mobile phone for the first time. In addition, Z2 Pro is also designed with innovative one-key recording and shooting functions to quickly record video through long touch of the shooting key on the camera interface, as well as the video framing function to collect the most wonderful moments to the photo gallery; its heartbeat shooting function combines camera and heart rate sensor, and can reflect your heart rate in photos to make your photos with your beloved ones more interesting.

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro comes in both a the premium version and the flagship version, with memory capacities of 128G and 64G, respectively, with color options of titanium black and porcelain white. The premium version is equipped with 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM memory and priced at RMB2,699.


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