Despite Lenovo going through a slightly difficult time, the Chinese company got back into the game with its revamped smartphone division, the ZUK brand, which does not seem to want to stop to amaze us. After a short pause, it is all set to make a comeback with the new Lenovo ZUK Z3 Max smartphone offering top-of-the-line specs. Interestingly, two months ago, it was rumoured that Lenovo would be killing the ZUK brand to concentrate on Lenovo-Motorola devices.
A picture of the Lenovo ZUK Z3 Max surfaced on Weibo, a Chinese social networking site, alongside a screenshot listing the features of the device. Going by the source, the smartphone will allegedly feature a Snapdragon 836 processor. The spec sheet also hints at 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage, of which 239GB is usable.
The fact that Lenovo ZUK Z3 Max might very well sport a Snapdragon 836 SoC, the successor of Snapdragon 835 processor present in high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8, certainly does not go unnoticed. If the screenshot is true, then Lenovo ZUK Z3 Max will be the first phone to be powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC. Incidentally, the Snapdragon 836 processor is yet to be announced but is expected to be unveiled in the month of July.
The leaked picture of the smartphone flaunts a bezel-less display screen seemingly on par with that of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The volume-up, volume-down buttons and the power/lock key can be spotted on the right-hand side of the device. However, since the bottom part of the device is hidden in the picture, it is unclear whether the home button doubles as a fingerprint scanner, as is the case with most smartphones these days.
As for its other features, it is likely that the ZUK Z3 Max will ship Android Nougat out-of-the-box with the company’s own ZUI user interface on top. Chances are that this device will come in a 6GB variant as well.
Even though this image could be fake, it has set the standards high and looks rather promising as ZUK’s 2017 flagship device. This leak comes a year after Lenovo launched its predecessor, the ZUK Z2 Pro.