Tizen-powered and India-bound Samsung Z3 is official: affordable price, entry-level specs

Samsung has a new phone in its portfolio, but it is not a Galaxy — it was decided that its hardly populated Tizen lineup needs to grow. Guess what, it gre 200% with the arrival of the Samsung Z3, a device with entry-level specs that succeeds last year's Samsung Z1 and will allow willing adopters to meet Samsung's own OS up close and personal.

In terms of design, it's hard to miss the effect the Note5 has had on the Z3, especially at the back. We are quite doubtful that the Z3 uses metal and Gorilla Glass 4 in its exterior, though, as we are most likely dealing with plastic, an old friend of Samsung's. The front design is unmistakably a Samsung design - we have a hardware home button surrounded by two capacitive keys.

Specs-wise, the Z3 is endowed with a 5" Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 by 1,280 pixels. Peeking inside the phone will tell us that it comes with a quad-core Spreadtrum chip, has 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of native storage. Worry not, Samsung has also thrown in a microSD card slot. Pictures can be taken with an 8MP rear camera, while selfie lovers will make use of a 5MP, 120-degree front-facing shooter. Below the curved rear, we find a 2,600mAh battery.

As we said, the phone comes with Tizen on board. The version of the OS is 2.3 and comes with a Ultra Data Saving mode that aims to keep your monthly data allowance at bay. Speaking of data, the phone is a dual-SIM one that only comes with 3G connectivity on board, but that's understandable if we take the pricing and the market of the device in mind.

Samsung unveiled the device in India, as it will be the main market for the newcomer, where it will be sold for INR8,500 (~$130). There is no information whether he device will be available on other markets. 

You can get the Samsung Z3 in gold, black, and silver, provided that you live in India, that is.

source: Samsung



1. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

T3 would have been a more appropriate name.

5. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

There come a time when Tizen will be a king of Mobile Os...... *prediction

7. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

In yor dreams baby

2. hateftotti

Posts: 231; Member since: May 03, 2011

Just wait to see how Tizen performs on this new device.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Galaxy design should be exclusive.

4. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Currently the Tizen UI feels a little kiddish and is far behind in app availability.The Z1 worked out well because Tizen operates very smoothly as compared to android in phones with entry-level specs and so it was a good buy in the 5k range. But having bumped the price to 8.5k now, there are a lot of usable android handsets available for the users. To be successful, Samsung needs to convince all the major app developers (mainly Social apps like Skype, Viber and games like Angry bird, Candy Crush, Temple Run). Secondly, they need to have a new design language of their own like Android, iOs and Windows which is sophisticated and appealing to the user. Another reason for the success of Z1 was that many users didn't even know that Tizen was a completely different OS and that it didn't support Android apps. They were left disappointed after the buy over the lack of apps in the Tizen store. With the crowd having more knowledge about Tizen now, this scenario is unlikely to repeat itself.

6. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

It was also disappointing that they released the handset without 4G support. With the network providers slowly jumping on to the 4G bandwagon and cheap 4G handsets flooding the market, many users maybe swayed away from buying the device due to the lack of 4G support.

9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

That's *official* price in Samsung website. S6 official price is 42K. In market it's available around 36K.

8. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Few thing that I am disappointed with the Z1:- First, they didn't even support the Chinese Keyboard Second, I wish they allow us to directly install the APK File instead of their "ACL" method Third, very difficult to bought it outside of India region

10. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

I welcome more competitions in OS

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

That is one handsome Galaxy device

12. hammid112233

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 07, 2016

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