Samsung Z2 goes official as the first 4G Tizen-powered smartphone

Samsung Z2 goes official as the first 4G Tizen-powered smartphone
As expected, Samsung has taken the wraps off its first Tizen OS smartphone to feature 4G support, the Z2. It will initially go on sale in India on August 29, but the Samsung Z2 is on track for release in other emerging markets as well.

Potential customers will be able to grab the Z2 in India for the equivalent of around $68, but the price may vary by region, so it could be cheaper or slightly more expensive in other countries.

The Z2 comes with a few features that seem to have been specifically tailored for emerging markets like India. For starters, the smartphone includes Ultra Data Saving mode, S bike mode, as well as My Money Transfer application. All these features are meant to improve the rate of the smartphone adoption in emerging markets.

On top of that, Samsung announced the Z2 features “a complimentary invitation to the Jio Preview Offer,” which will allow users to take advantage of the free voice and data services in the trial period.

Samsung Z2 users will also receive access to premium Jio apps like My Jio, Jio on Demand, Jio Beats, but also to TV shows and songs, during the Jio Preview offer.

Specs-wise, the Z2 isn't something to be excited for, but considering it's meant for low budgets, it's an interesting choice for those who've never owned a smartphone or can't afford a more expensive one.

The Z2 sports a 4-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It also packs a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.

Naturally, it comes with dual-SIM support, but it also features a decent 1,500 mAh battery that can be made to last even longer with the “Ultra Power Saving” mode. A 5-megapixel camera is positioned on the back, while in the front there's a VGA selfie shooter.

It's also worth noting Samsung Z2 will be available in India in three color options: Gold, Black and Wine Red. It can be purchased through Samsung retail and online stores, as well as Paytm.


source: Samsung

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9 Comments

1. AME85

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

Although I am eagerly waiting for Tizen to gain some additional market share, but those bezels just killed me !!! Just waiting for a flagship Samsung Tizen phone !

6. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

Yes bro.... A flagship at production cost....

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Samsung goes Lumia 430 way...! In any case, I'd REALLY LOVE to try it out...! It seems pretty interesting to say the least... But from what I've heard, "App-Gap" is more severe than Windows... Anyhow, looking forward to a review... But I doubt that PA would waste their precious time by reviewing such a 'puny' phone, in all honesty... Anyhow... Ahem... I mean.. Oh, well... G'Day!

2. Elfmonster unregistered

Didn't Firefox debut its os on such low specs?

3. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 707; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Tizen is dead already. I don't know why Samsung still spends resources on it. If even Microsoft can't get Windows Mobile going despite its superior software knowledge, why should Samsung be able to do that? Furthermore, Google created such a great eco system around Android that I don't see how Samsung could ever compete against it.

4. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Wow,we had Z1,Z3 and now Z2,pretty awkward i would say. But tizen doesnt stand a chance,its too similiar to Touchwiz (ironically something like this Samsung already had,called Star 2/3) so there is no reason for buy really,especially when it doesnt have enough apps. That OS might be good for TV,but for phones its utter sh..

5. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

BEZELFUL PHONE !!!

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I would say...! Even my Lumia 430 has smaller bezels...!

9. Fona13A unregistered

I don't know what people expected of the Z2, Samsung didn't overprice for these specs like they do with everything else below the Galaxy S or A series.

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