Samsung Z3 running Tizen 2.4 OS was launched in India on Wednesday. Samsung Z was reluctantly launched last year, followed by limited region specific launch of Samsung Z1 in February this year. It seems Samsung has forgotten about launching the Z2 and instead straight away moved on to launching Samsung Z3.
Samsung Z3 seems like a serious effort by South Korean tech giant to hit Android where it hurts the most, the entry level and budget category and that’s why it has been launched at a price of Rs. 8,490 ($131).
Samsung Z3 is a dual-SIM device, which houses a 5-inch 720p HD resolution Super Amoled display. The device is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7730S chipset coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal memory, which can further be supplemented with external memory via microSD cards of up to 128GB.
Coming to the imaging, the device features an 8-megapixel primary camera(rear) with an f/2.2 aperture and LED flash support. In addition to that, we also get a 5-megapixel front facing camera for video chats and selfies. The camera boasts of ‘Automatic Selfie’ mode with face recognition, alongside ‘Beauty Face’ mode and a ‘Wide Selfie’ mode for 120 degree wide angle group selfies.
The Samsung Z3 packs a 2,600 mAh battery, which is further enhanced with ‘Ultra Power Saving’ mode to give you longer battery life whenever you need it. The device also boasts of ‘Ultra Data Saving’ mode which as introduced in Samsung Galaxy J2 launched last month.
The smartphone weighs in at 137 grams, and measures 141.6x70x7.9mm. Connectivity features include 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, GPS with A-GPS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The Samsung Z3 goes on sale next week across major brick and mortar stores alongside online stores such as Snapdeal. It will be made available in three color options – Gold, Black, and Silver.
Samsung Z3 Specs Overview:
|Processor||1.3 Ghz ad-core Spreadtrum SC7730S|
|Display||5-inch Super Amoled|
|Resolution||HD 720×1280 pixels|
|External Storage||supports microSD cards of up to 128GB|
|Front Facing Camera||5-megapixel|
|Battery Capacity||2,600 mAh|