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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