Tizen may not have the success that Samsung once hoped it would have, but the mobile operating system is still alive. The latest device to come equipped with it is a smartphone, the new Samsung Z3.
It succeeds the Samsung Z1 and offers substantially better hardware, but don’t bother comparing it to the likes of high-end Android smartphones. It has a 5-inch HD display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 1.3GHz quad-core processor.
As for the software, the Samsung Z1 comes with a data saving mode and power saving mode for optimizing mobile data usage and battery life, respectively. Both front and back cameras have f/2.2 aperture. Selfie-centric shooting modes are available for the front-facing camera.
Samsung Z3 Specs
- Tizen OS
- 5-inch Super AMOLED (720×1280 HD), ~294ppi
- 1.3GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 128GB
- 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 3G HSPA
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 141.6 x 70 x 7.9mm
- Weight: 137g
- 2600mAh battery
Like the Z1 before it, the Samsung Z3 is first headed to India for 8490 INR (approx. Php6,000). There’s no word on an international release yet.