Third Tizen Smartphone, Samsung Z2, Goes Official in India



As expected, the Samsung Z2, the latest smartphone from Samsung running Tizen is now official. The device was unveiled earlier today for the Indian market. Its rollout is expected to continue in several other countries including India’s immediate neighbours Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The device is also expected to make it for the first time on the African continent where Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa will be getting it first.

As we’d heard and seen before, the Samsung Z2 is an entry-level smartphone.

Samsung Z2 specifications

Display4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels)
ProcessorSpreadtrum chip clocked at 1.5GHz
Memory1GB RAM; 8GB internal storage (expandable via microSD up to 256GB)
Camera5MP rear with LED flash; 0.3MP front
Operating SystemTizen 2.4
Network3G, 4G LTE (Cat 4)
ConnectivitymicroUSB, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
OtherDual SIM

Some features that had previously been made available on Samsung’s budget Android smartphones like the Galaxy J2 and the Galaxy J1 mini like a built-in data saving feature powered by Opera Max and the S Bike Mode that has been exclusive to the Indian market are also making their way to Tizen through the Z2.

The Samsung Z2 is available in red, gold and black colours. It goes for an equivalent of around Kshs 7,000.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.


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