has a new phone in its portfolio, but it is not a Galaxy — it was decided that
its hardly populated Tizen lineup needs to grow. Guess what, it gre 200% with
the arrival of the Samsung Z3, a device with entry-level specs that succeeds
last year's Samsung Z1 and will allow willing adopters to meet Samsung's own OS
up close and personal.
Specs-wise, the Z3 is
endowed with a 5" Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 by 1,280
pixels. Peeking inside the phone will tell us that it comes with a quad-core
Spreadtrum chip, has 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of native storage. Worry not, Samsung
has also thrown in a microSD card slot. Pictures can be taken with an 8MP rear
camera, while selfie lovers will make use of a 5MP, 120-degree front-facing
shooter. Below the curved rear, we find a 2,600mAh battery.
As we said, the phone
comes with Tizen on board. The version of the OS is 2.3 and comes with a Ultra
Data Saving mode that aims to keep your monthly data allowance at bay. Speaking
of data, the phone is a dual-SIM one that only comes with 3G connectivity on
board, but that's understandable if we take the pricing and the market of the
device in mind.
Samsung unveiled the
device in India, as it will be the main market for the newcomer, where it will
be sold for INR8,500 (~$130). There is no information whether he device will be
available on other markets.
You can get the Samsung
Z3 in gold, black, and silver, provided that you live in India, that is.