News by Ang Torres on Wednesday October 14, 2015.
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Samsung has expanded its own Tizen platform hardware with the release of a new smartphone, the Samsung Z3. Like previous Tizen handsets, the Z3 sports entry level hardware and is targeted for emerging markets, including in India, where the smartphone is landing as an exclusive device. The official launch of the Samsung Z3 today means the Tizen platform now has two smartphones, with the Z1 already available.The Z3 comes with a design that has quite clearly been inspired by the Galaxy Note 5 phablet flagship, which is of course a very good thing as a budget handset with a high end tinged aesthetic is good news. The Samsung Z3 is well designed, although it is worth mentioning that this is not clad in metal like Samsung?s more expensive products. In terms of specs, there is a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen with 720p HD resolution, a quad-core Spreadtrum processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage, a micro SD card slot, 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 5 megapixel front facing shooter. There is also a 2600mAh battery which should keep the lights on a long time considering the modest specs on board. Elsewhere there is Tizen 2.3 serving software duties, while the Z3 is a dual-sim compatible smartphone that only comes with 3G connectivity, so no LTE here. The Samsung Z3 is available in India in gold, black, or silver, and it will cost INR8,500 ($130).
Ang is currently studying a degree in computer sciences, but makes time for her first love, tech. She has followed mobile trends since first jumping onto the feature phone market in 2004 and is now an unabashed Samsung fangirl.