Lenovo is all set to launch the Z2 Plus in India today at a launch event in New Delhi. The event will kick off at 12 pm IST and you can watch the live stream of the event by going to Lenovo’s youtube channel .

The Z2 Plus is basically a rebranded Lenovo Zuk Z2, which was launched in China back in May. According to the company, the rebranding has been done in order to leverage the Lenovo brand name, which is much more popular and tursted in India than the Zuk brand name.

However, Zuk branding will exist on the box in the form of ‘Powered by Zuk’ as a nod to the work done by the Zuk team.

Distinguishing features
In the past few weeks, Lenovo has teased nuggets of information about the smartphone, including its design, the fingerprint scanner and a new U-health app.

The smartphone is set to have a body made out of materials that according to Lenovo are ‘stronger and lighter than metal’. The device will also come with an internal heat conduction technology in a bid to keep it from overheating like the rest of the flagships of today.

Display: 5-inch fullHD display with 2.5D curved high-fibre glass
CPU: Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 820 SoC clocked at 2.15 GHz
Storage: 32GB/64GB internal storage
Software: Google Now launcher
Cameras: 13MP rear camera with EIS, PDAF and an aperture of f/2.2 + 8Mp front camera with an aperture of f/2.0
Battery: 3,500mAh with support for fast charging
Connectivity: 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, DualSim, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB Type-C for charging and data transfer

Lenovo Zuk Z1 vs Lenovo Z2 Plus
Compared to its predecessor, the Lenovo Zuk Z1, two things stand out the most. First is the fact that the Z2 Plus comes with the Google Now launcher as compared to Cyanogen OS found on the Z1 and secondly, the Z2 dramatically ups the processing power with a Snapdragon 820 compared to Z1’s middling Snapdragon 808.

The Lenovo Z2’s software will also come with several India-specific features such as gesture shortcuts via the fingerprint sensor, a dedicated pedometer and Lenovo’s new U-Health application.