News by Luke Jones on Tuesday May 05, 2015.
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Samsung launched its first Tizen based smartphone, the Z1, earlier in the year and the device has enjoyed solid sales in India. Now the South Korean company is going to expand its own platform further by launching a sequel which will be called (surprise, surprise) the Z2. The new handset is going to apparently launch during the first half of this year, although that would mean it should land in the next two months.The device has leaked online earlier this week and we have to say that it looks very good for what is undoubtedly going to be an affordable smartphone. In fact, it looks like Samsung has carried its recent premium design language to its Tizen range, although we are not expecting it to be made from metal. The original Z1 was actually a solidly spec'd low end budget smartphone, although it got plenty of unwanted heat in India with consumers believing it was too expensive next to other similarly spec'd handsets. The specs are probably going to be a minor improvement over the original Z1, with the Z2 rumored to be carrying a 32-bit quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM, a TFT-LCD display running at 540 by 960 pixels, a 2000mAh battery.
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