Chinese handset-maker Lenovo, which had launched a new sub-brand named ZUK, on Thursday said that it has sold nearly 25,000 units of the Z1 smartphone in the first flash sale on Jeff Bezos-owned e-commerce platform Amazon.
Lenovo also said that a total of 3 lakh registrations were received for this flash sale within the first two weeks of the phone launch. The registrations for the next flash sale for the ZUK Z1 is currently active on Amazon and the next sale will go live on May 26 at 2 pm.
The phone, priced at Rs 13,999, runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB DDR3 RAM, 64 GB internal storage, dual-SIM with 4G-LTE support, 360-degree fingerprint reader with wet-finger support, 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, USB-Type C charger and 5.5-inch display with 450 nits of brightness.
The Z1 was first launched in China in late September and was then moved to the international markets in December last year. The phone runs a separate user interface or operating system called ZUI in other markets and has specific features like the ‘pseudo keypad’ which Indian users will miss.
“We deceided to go with Cyanogen in India and hence the phone launch in India will be late as we were optimising the hardware with the software,” Sharma had said, before the launch, adding that Z1’s Cyanogen performance will be better than in rival YU’s smartphones. The Z1, which will come with Cyanogen 12.1, will get the Cyanogen 13 update in mid-June.