Lenovo’s sub-brand, ZUK, appears to be gearing up to launch its latest device later this month. Dubbed ZUK Z2, the successor to the ZUK Z1 will continue using a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset based on the teaser the company has released; this is despite a previous report suggesting that the Z2 will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8890 processor.
Beyond the teaser image, not much is known about the ZUK Z2. If we were to compare it against the ZUK Z2 Pro, which was made official just last month, the Z2 may very well be packing the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. After all, the teaser image mentioned that it will be marketed as “a small screen flagship.” Seeing how the Z2 Pro has a 5.2-inch display, the Z2 may be equipped with a smaller screen.
Then again, there is a report – which sourced the CEO of ZUK, Chang Cheng – that mentioned the ZUK Z2 will be powered by an Exynos 8890 processor instead; it is the very same chipset found in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. There may be a miscommunication within the organisation, but we can’t discount the fact that there could be more than one variant of the Z2 as well.
Regardless, we will find out if the ZUK Z2 will be packed with a Snapdragon or Exynos chipset come 31 May. Whether or not the device will be available in Malaysia is an entirely different matter, although its predecessor did appear in SIRIM’s database last year.