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
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