Lenovo already has cell phone legend Motorola under its umbrella, but the company has also started a new Chinese brand called ZUK. This firm is intended to compete with the budget offerings of Xiaomi, Huawei, and others. Its first phone looks like a good start too. The Z1 has a massive battery and a USB 3.0 Type-C port.
The Z1 is basically specced like a 2014 flagship with a few important extras. There's a Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, and a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD. Below the screen is a fingerprint sensor and around back a 13MP camera. This is the first announced phone to have both a USB Type-C port and proper USB 3.0 support. That means data transfer speeds 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The battery isn't removable, but it's huge at 4100mAh.
ZUK's asking price for the Z1 is very reasonable at just 1,799 yuan (about $280). It competes well with phones from other OEMs, but don't expect it to come to the US or Europe any time soon. ZUK is currently a China-only experiment for Lenovo.