Lenovo’s Zuk Edge is already listed on China’s e-commerce website JD.com, but it still says the phone is coming soon. Lenovo’s VP Chang Cheng had put out two teaser posters on Weibo about upcoming sales for Lenovo Z2 Pro on JD.com for December 7. But these were taken to mean that the Zuk Edge was going on sale, which hasn’t happened so far. If you click on the link attached in his Weibo post, then those lead to the sales for the earlier Zuk phones.
Interestingly Lenovo’s VP, who heads the Zuk Mobile division, has been posting entirely from Zuk Edge smartphone on Weibo. Based on the JD.com listing, it looks like Lenovo Zuk Edge will come in three variants: 4GB RAM + 32 GB storage, 6GB RAM+64GB storage and 6G RAM +128 ROM. JD has listed three pricing sets for the phones Yuan 3699, Yuan 5999 and Yuan 9999. The last one sounds really high at Rs 98,000 on conversion, but it could change once the listing goes final.
The other specifications listed on JD.com include 5.5-inch display, 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. One of the earlier posts from the Lenovo VP also hints the phone will have a 5-inch size body despite a bigger display.
Lenovo has not yet confirmed a launched date for the Zuk Edge, despite what many reports claim. Based on the leaks we’ve seen so far, Zuk Edge comes with a glass back and there’s a circular camera lens at back with laser focus. There’s a dual LED flash on the back as well. Lenovo Zuk Edge appeared on China’s certification website TENAA with specifications indicating a 5.5-inch LCD display with 1080p resolution and a 2.35 GHz Snapdragon 821 processor.
Lenovo Zuk Edge will run Android Marshmallow along with a 3,000 mAh battery. It is expected to come in White and Black colour variants, and will have a bezel-less display. But the curved display is not expected, if you go by the images posted on Weibo.
Bezel-less phones are the big new trend in 2016, and we’ll see more of such devices in 2017. The Mi Mix was one of the first bezel-less smartphones that is consumer ready, though the company still calls it a ‘concept phone’. Reports claim Samsung and Apple are also considering bezel-less versions of their upcoming flagships.