Golden Samsung Z caught in the wild

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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41 Comments

1. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

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

4. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

They wasted On a Tizen Device -_-

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Agree It also resembles the S2

16. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

it looks like Nokia x6

17. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

2. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

22. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

23. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I was pretty confused by that second sentence :-)

3. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

LG Prada 3 copycat.

5. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Stfu..

32. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

And even LG's L Series.

37. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

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

39. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

41. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

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

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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?

15. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Always plastic that looks like metal.

24. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

34. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

S2 t-mobile had the best s2 design imo

20. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Try to troll harder. ;)

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He's not an iBoy

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thanks, Arte! :)

40. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 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

7. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

8. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I also don't like golden looking phones.

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