Tizen-based Samsung Z3 to be launched in more markets this year

Tizen-based Samsung Z3 to be launched in more markets this year
Released in October in India, the Samsung Z3 will soon be available in more markets around the world. According to DigiTimes, Samsung wants to launch the handset in "early 2016" (which is about now) in Russia. After that, the smartphone should be released in over 10 European markets, as well as in Indonesia.

As some of you may know, the Z3 is one of Samsung's few smartphones that's not included in the Galaxy family. That's because, instead of running Android, the Z3 runs Tizen OS - an operating system that, for now, only Samsung is using (probably because it's its main backer).

Succeeding the low-end Samsung Z1 (which is also based on Tizen), the Z3 is itself a pretty modest device - this being obvious if we look at its quad-core 1.3 GHz Spreadtrum processor, its 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, or the internal memory of just 8 GB. You can find out more about the smartphone by checking out our Samsung Z3 specs page.

Samsung didn't say if its planning to launch the Z3 in North America, but we'll let you know if we hear anything about this. At the moment, the Samsung Z3 costs around $125 (unlocked). Would you buy one?


source: DigiTimes

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  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Spreadtrum, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

One has to wonder if, instead of flushing money and development down the toilet with this BS, they had put it into their current products and software, maybe they wouldn't be losing customers and actually be able to get an update out in time? Competition is great but only when it isn't half assed and inspired.

2. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Your point is valid, but the counterpoint is that owning their own ecosystem is a much healthier long-term investment. As smartphones become more commoditized, the ASP is driven down, but the cost of services remains relatively stable. While they are the biggest Android OEM, Google still reaps a pretty substantial financial windfall from Samsung through customer data and sales of apps, music, movies, and books, while Samsung takes the bigger risks (R&D, manufacturing, etc.). Combine that with Samsung doing their own version of Android, and it ha to be painful for them to watch Google profit so much when they have relatively little skin in the game.

3. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Lol..who ever is making fun of Tizen..do you know Android was first offered to Samsung before Google took it over? That time these Sammy bosses rejected it as they had no vision on the software & services and is now dependent on Google for their most selling brand. It may be an overkill, but at least they have an alternate path with Tizen. One thing to be noted is, the reach of Tizen is much more than we think. It's already has its place as the brain behind Televisions & a lot of other devices. You never know, when IOT boom begins, Tizen may be a dark horse and will provide an easy path of integration.

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I have been wanting to try Sailfish OS for a while, but Jolla has been up and down, and no new phone for almost two years. Now that they have funding, I hope they put out a new handset so I can give it a shot. I like the idea of a true Open Source competitor.

5. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

But i dont't think it cant be a success as google android

6. aldi012

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 14, 2016

awesome :O

7. 497362

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

Im very interested in tizen. Its a similar open source software model to android, with a linux kernel, but doesnt have java or a virtual machine to mess it up - so its quicker and more stable than android. Its a pretty mature iot os, and the mobile os has all the basic features and api calls for developers. In principle i totally prefer it over android.

8. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

I think that would be a good thing for Samsung. Albeit, in the long run.

9. biradar

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

No there are not going to release Samsung Z3, instead they are preparing for next Samsung Z5 smartphone which going to release worldwide.http://www.tizenhelp.com/upcoming-samsung-z5-possibly-release-in-second-half/

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