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Golden Samsung Z caught in the wild

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Golden Samsung Z caught in the wild
Officially unveiled in early June as the world’s first Tizen OS smartphone, the Samsung Z isn’t available to buy at the moment, despite the fact that it was supposed to be released on July 10. Samsung said that the handset’s launch was postponed because Tizen doesn’t provide a full portfolio of applications yet. As you probably know, without a wide range of apps, a smartphone platform may not seem too attractive to users.

According to Samsung, the Z should hit shelves in some markets this quarter anyway. This means that the company hopes to solve the app issue pretty soon.

Until the Samsung Z finally reaches stores, its golden version (which was announced at the same time with the black one) was caught in the wild at the Tizen Developer Summit in Russia - and you can check it out in the slideshow below.

It’s still not clear how much the Samsung Z will cost. However, it will definitely not be as expensive as the Galaxy S5 Android flagship, and that’s because the features of the Z (including a 4.8-inch 720p display and an older-generation Snapdragon processor) make it a mid-end smartphone.


source: Tizen Experts via SamMobile

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posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:06 9

1. Jinto (Posts: 410; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


If only the s5 looked like this, people would say it had premium design
WTF sammy, you waste this design on a midranger

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:22 6

4. madmikepr (Posts: 122; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


They wasted On a Tizen Device -_-

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:07 2

11. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Agree

It also resembles the S2

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:17

16. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


it looks like Nokia x6

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:18 4

17. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


nothing special on the design...still looks cheap..

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:06 1

2. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Maybe it's the angle but it seems thicker than most SS phones

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 18:37

21. AfterShock (Posts: 2938; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


It does to me as well.
Not sure why you're getting here for that.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 18:38 2

22. AfterShock (Posts: 2938; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Disregard my second sentence, I thought someone else was replying to your post.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 19:56 2

23. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


I was pretty confused by that second sentence :-)

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:07 10

3. smallworld (Posts: 439; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


LG Prada 3 copycat.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:31 13

5. maccess (Posts: 632; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Stfu..

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:33 5

32. smallworld (Posts: 439; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


And even LG's L Series.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 05:33

37. maccess (Posts: 632; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


The early L series was copying galaxy s2 design.. You know nothing troll..

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 07:42 1

39. smallworld (Posts: 439; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


No no no. Look closely at past L series phones and the Prada 3. Samsung really copied their design. Specially the front, the sides and the back. I'm not a troll. And this phone looks more like an lg phone than the S2. The only thing the L series took from the S2 was the home button. Apart from that the design was totally different.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 21:05

41. maccess (Posts: 632; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


I said the early model.. Go figure out..

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:42 5

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


To me it still looks cheap just this time more shiny.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:12 3

13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


But if you look closely, I'm assuming it has metal or aluminium sides?

We can't see the back, but surely it has a removable cover, which also could be in metal or aluminium?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:16 5

15. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Always plastic that looks like metal.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 20:54

24. pwnarena (Posts: 974; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


with the news about exynos melting their devices, i think they just want to avoid having devices that can double as a flat iron

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:15 1

26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"But if you look closely, I'm assuming it has metal or aluminium sides?"

I say that it looks cheap not because I think that phone body is made of plastic. Samsung really should do something to improve visual design.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:28

29. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Like Billgates said, the S4 and Note3 have plastic rims, that looks like metal.

I really liked the design of the S2 and Galaxy F, is ok.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 23:14

34. Jinto (Posts: 410; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


S2 t-mobile had the best s2 design imo

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:52

20. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


@PhoneArenaUser

For you only the cheap aluminium looks "premium" iboy.
(hiding behind this avatar, don't help you much)

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:15

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Try to troll harder. ;)

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:29 1

30. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


He's not an iBoy

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:19

33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Thanks, Arte! :)

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 11:23

40. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Of course he is iboy.
Don't be naive. He just made "android user" account just to bash Samsung freely.
And he is not alone. LOL

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:46 4

7. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


That definitely looks really nice. The stitching plus the golden look. Brilliant!

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:48 5

8. buccob (Posts: 1554; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Am I the only one around here who really hates golden looking phones?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:17 1

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I also don't like golden looking phones.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 02:52 1

35. Krjal (Posts: 73; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


Ugh, no. These gold phones should stop. I can't stand them.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:49 1

9. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Ewww that is possibly the most hideous thing I've glanced at this year x

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:14 2

14. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


You have a bad choice. Which others find ok, but to you ugly.

I wonder what is nice and sexy stylish to you?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:50 2

10. AfterShock (Posts: 2938; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Clean looking OS, Wtf?

Not laden with a heavy GUI.

Plus this looks decent'ish, even if it STILL has a front facing hardware button.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:08

12. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Why the cover on the phone for?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:19 2

18. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Samsung is loosing a lot of respect with all these crap phones they are releasing.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 17:51 2

19. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I really hope Galaxy Note 4 changes how you talk.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:10 3

25. willard12 (Posts: 879; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Funnyguy loses a lot of respect by not knowing the difference between "loose" and "lose."

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 21:32

31. AfterShock (Posts: 2938; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Like becoming loose from wear,
and losing that new feeling?

See if that ingrains.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 03:41

36. marcski07 (Posts: 538; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


now this is a good looking phone, besides the note, why they can't do it to their every godd*mn phones? make your every phone unique not look-a-likes, like galaxy, that's why note and this are the one who are beautiful, because they are unique than the line of galaxy and their low end midrange phones!

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 07:38

38. Loubielou (Posts: 250; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Why?wasn"t the Galaxy S5 designed like this,with the Leather battery cover an Metal Rim,Samsung now will be kicking themselves after the Sales of the S5 are not as they were Expecting,but the Galaxy S5 is just a Plain Smartphone with Superb Features,Why?didn"t Samsung make the S5 Look Outstanding its to Attract Buyers

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