After months of work on Tizen, Samsung released the Z1, an entry-level smartphone that was meant to compete with low-end Android and Windows Phone devices in developing markets like India and Bangladesh. No one expected it to achieve good sales figures, but it did. Samsung managed to sell more than a million units of the Z1 within six months of its launch. It also became the best-selling smartphone in Bangladesh during Q1 2015.
Now, it’s time for the launch of the next Tizen smartphone, which we believe to be the Samsung Z3. We’ve managed to get hold of exclusive information about its specifications, and according to our reliable insiders, the Samsung Z3 (SM-Z300H) will run the Tizen 3.0 operating system, and will feature a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7730S processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage space, which makes the device considerably more powerful than the Samsung Z1.
The camera department will be getting an upgrade as well, thanks to an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. Both these cameras will feature 1/4-inch sensors. If you can remember, most of the recently launched smartphones from the South Korean smartphone giant are embracing the selfie craze with high-resolution front-facing cameras. The Z3 will be 141.5 mm tall, 70 mm wide, 9.5 mm thick, and will weigh somewhere around 140 grams.
Inspite of its low- to mid-range specifications, the Samsung Z3 will have a relatively large 2,600 mAh battery. Since Samsung is targeting the entry-level segment of emerging markets like India, it is expected that the Z3 will be a dual-SIM smartphone. According to previous reports, this device will be launched somewhere in second half of 2015, which could be this month or anytime during the rest of the year.