Everything you need to know about the Samsung Z3 Tizen phone

Samsung isn't done with Tizen, its Z3 smartphone arrives in India

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Back in January, Samsung launched its first Tizen-powered smartphone, the Z1. Despite rumors that the Z1 encountered a cold reception during its first month of availability, Samsung managed to sell 1 million units. Now, Samsung’s finally unveiled the next Tizen phone, the Z3. Here are all the specs and the availability for it.

Mid-range specs

As expected, the Samsung Z3 isn’t a high-spec phone like the Android-based Galaxy S6. It’s a mid-range phone with very reasonable specs fro its sub-$200 price tag. The Z3 sports a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen with a 720p resolution, and it’s powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM.  Although it’s only got 8GB of internal storage built in, Samsung equipped the phone with a MicroSD card slot, which allows you to add an extra 128GB of space when you run out of room for all your pics and videos.

The 2,600mAh battery should keep the Z3 running for a full day or more, especially with that lower resolution screen. Additionally, Tizen’s Ultra Data Saving Mode is available to save your phone from dying in areas where the cell signal is poor. The mode essentially compresses data by as much as 40 percent, so the phone doesn’t lose power. Another Ultra Power Saving Mode takes even more extreme measures to save your battery. It more or less disables phone functions that are not absolutely essential.

Rounding out the specs are an 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera, both of which sport an f/2.2 aperture. Unfortunately, there’s no support for 4G LTE, so the Z3 is somewhat limited in terms of connectivity. However, since it’s for the Indian smartphone market, the lack of 4G might be less critical.

Sub-$200 price for Indian market

Samsung offers the Z3 in a few color options, including black, gold, and silver. It costs just Rs. 8,490, which amounts to $130, and those in India who are interested in using a Tizen phone can get one at Indian retailer Snapdeal later in October. All the details are also on Samsung’s website. The Z3 is also said to be on route to Europe, but Samsung didn’t mention the possibility.

Next page: All the early rumors about the phone

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