Samsung Z2 shows up in Africa during Galaxy Note 7 unveiling

Samsung Z2 shows up in Africa during Galaxy Note 7 unveiling
When the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled in Africa today, it brought along a friend. The Samsung Z2 made an appearance and the clunky looking Tizen powered handset presented quite a contrast compared to the sleek new phablet. The Z2 carries a 4-inch AMOLED screen and carries 1GB of RAM. Obviously an entry-level model, we last talked about the phone in May of this year, when it showed up on Indian import-export site Zauba.

Last year, the manufacturer released the Tizen flavored 4-inch Samsung Z1 and the 5-inch Samsung Z3. The Samsung Z2 will apparently be the sequel to the former. Back in May 2015, when rumors about the Z2 started, the specs included a 4-inch screen with a 540 x 960 (qHD) resolution. This would seem to make sense considering the 480 x 800 (WVGA) resolution on the original model's 4-inch display. Other specs included a 32-bit quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM, all powered by a 2000mAh battery.

While Samsung reportedly developed Tizen as a way to protect itself from having to rely on Google in general and its Android OS specifically, the manufacturer has yet to really use the home grown software in any high profile devices outside of its Gear S line of smartwatches. We will know when Sammy is ready to enlist Tizen for use in larger projects once a high-end smartphone is offered with Tizen pre-installed; at that time, we should see such a device launched in markets like the U.S.

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1. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

holy mother of bezels.....

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Their AWFUL!!! to say the least.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

brb adding bleach to eyes, BEZEL CITY is among us

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015


2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Lol...Why don't you mention the name of the country, instead? You wouldn't say " North America" or even " the US".

5. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

1GB of ram? How can it run with 1GB of ram? I guess it can, because of the smaller screen size.

6. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

Fool... it's tizen... 1gb on tizen is enough to destroy even todays flagships. This shows you have not seen/used a tizen smartphone.

7. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Sorry, I thought it was running android. I'm sorry I've disappointed you.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I know tizen is lightweight and all.. but those specs is just like what you find on $50 phone :-/ at least they should make it equally specced with J or C line (with cheaper pricetag) to make it more popular.. and to make it emulate android apps more smoothly

10. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Z1, Z3, Z2? What kind of counting is this?

11. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

OMG, this is ugly...

12. Cyberchum

Posts: 1102; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

They'd need a lot of good luck, assuming this will be making a stop in Nigeria. It'd get lost in the pool of better value phones.

13. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Africa is not a country you dumb people.... I was also watching the movie Batman vs Superman where the "Nigerian King" is talking to his son but funny part the conversation is in Zulu a language that is Foreign to Nigeria only spoken in South Africa (also a country by the way not a direction).. Americans are the worst boooooo!

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