Despite having a rocky start, the Tizen powered Samsung Z1 managed to nab 1 million units sold earlier this year. With such sales figures, it was only a matter of time before Samsung introduced a successor and has now done so in the form of the Z3.
The Z3 features a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. There is 8GB of on-board storage which can be expanded via a microSD up to 128GB. The Z3 offers a rear facing camera at 8MP, whilst the front-facing camera is 5MP. The device is powered by a 2600 mAh battery and features a power saving mode which switches off all unnecessary functionality.
As internet data is a limited commodity in India, the Z3 comes with data compression software called Ultra Data Saving Mode. When this mode is enabled, all incoming and outgoing data will be compressed, saving on data costs that might have been occurred. The phone also features India-specific content via the Samsung My Galaxy and Mix Radio apps.
The device will go on sale through online retailer, Snapdeal for Rs. 8490 or roughly $130 USD. It'll be available in gold, black and silver. Last month, it was reported that the Samsung Z3 will also go on sale across Europe, making this one of the first Tizen devices to land on the continent trailing behind other newcomers like Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS and Sailfish OS.