Initially announced for the Chinese market only, the Zuk Z1 could be making its way to Malaysia soon, as it has been registered on SIRIM. As one of the best value for money smartphones announced recently, you’d want to keep a close eye on the Z1’s availability here.
A couple of months ago, Zuk mentioned that the international variant of the Z1 will be different from the ones available in China. For one, it will be running on Cyanogen OS 12.1, a well-known custom version of Android. Other than that, it is also priced slightly higher at US$299, which comes up to about RM1,260.
Although it’s slightly more expensive than the Chinese variant that goes for 1,799 Chinese yuan (around RM1,200), the Zuk Z1 still offers some serious value for money. It features a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a whopping 4,100mAh battery. Although the Snapdragon 801 is a relatively old chipset, it’s still a very capable processor.
Rounding out the Z1’s specifications are a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation, an 8MP front-facing shooter, a fingerprint sensor placed on the home button, LTE connectivity, and a USB Type-C port. Looking at these hardware, the Z1 is potentially the smartphone to get for consumers looking to get the most bang for their buck.
The Zuk Z1 was originally slated to launch in Southeast Asia in September 2015. Seeing how it has now appeared on SIRIM, the Z1 could be launched in Malaysia very soon.