Samsung is not giving up on Tizen and they are betting even high on IoT (Internet of Things) on Tizen platform. Last year they had announced The Z1, the first Smartphone to run on Tizen OS and they have followed it up now with Samsung Z3. Priced at Rs 8,490, the Z3 will be exclusively available via Snapdeal from October 21 onwards and also at retail stores.
The smartphone features a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz Spreadtrum quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. On-board there is a 8GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
On the lens side, the Z3 sports a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera, and a 2,600mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, and GPS. On the software front, it runs on Tizen OS 2.3.
H C Hong, President and CEO, Samsung India said the launch “re-emphasises India’s significance as a key centre for innovation and development on the Tizen Operating System”.
The pricing of the Z3 raises many eyebrows, with so many Android devices with blazing specs in comparison to the Tizen phone in market and even Samsung having better Galaxy devices in this price band. It will be interesting to see how the Samsung Z3 will fare in the market. This is one phone we will definitely keep an eye but for a different reason.