Zuk Z1
Lenovo's Zuk Z1 comes with a price tag of £220 in the UKZuk

Lenovo's subsidiary company, Zuk, recently announced that it has started selling the Z1 international version in key European markets from October. The smartphone was originally launched in China in August, and since, has been rolled out in some markets in Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

The Zuk Z1 will be available for purchase on Amazon in Spain, Italy, France, UK and Germany and is priced at €299 (£220). The company had previously sold some units of the new smartphone in Italy and Germany in flash sale rounds online.

The device, is the first offering, post Cyanogen and Lenovo's partnership and runs the Android Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12.1 out-of-the-box. It is upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The presence of the Cyanogen OS brings some proprietary features to the Z1, which include LiveDisplay -- that automatically adjusts the brightness and contrast levels -- and a new web browser to deliver faster search results.

The smartphone incorporates a 5.5in display along with 1920x1080 pixels (full-HD) resolution. The Z1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset that has a quad-core CPU and 3GB RAM. It has a metal frame consists of aviation aluminium alloy.

The smartphone sports a 13MP rear camera, along with an LED flash and an 8MP front camera. There is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS and a USB-C port. Additionally, it supports 4G LTE to deliver high-speed data access on compatible networks.

To deliver enhanced sound, Lenovo's Zuk Z1 has Dirac's sound optimisation technology with stereophonic speakers. The smartphone packs a 4,100mAh battery and comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor.