Samsung All Set To Launch Tizen Based Z3 handset In India
Samsung is reportedly all set to launch its upcoming Tizen smartphone Z3 in India.
According to a report in Sammobile, the company will be launching the smartphone running on its own operating system in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Samsung developed Tizen with Huawei Technologies and Intel to challenge the Android software that powers most of the world’s mobile devices.
The upcoming handset is reported to feature a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display. It will run on Tizen 3.0 operating system and will be powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7730S processor.
The phone is said to sport an 8MP autofocus primary camera, and a 5MP secondary camera. Other key features of the dual-sim smartphone include 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and 2,600mAh battery.
Samsung Tizen Z3 is expected to be unveiled the Tizen Developer Summit on July 30-31.
The phone will be a successor to Samsung Tizen Z1, which was launched in India in January last year at Rs 5,700. The phone later got a price cut in April this year and is available at Rs 4,990.
As of June 30 2015, the company has sold 1 million units of Z1 smartphone in India, according to Samsung’s vice president (South West Asia) Deepak Bhardwaj. Samsung has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government’s Telangana Academy to train youth on digital technologies based on the Tizen operating system.
Samsung India vice president marketing (Mobile and IT) Asim Warsi earlier confirmed that the company plans to manufacture the Z1 at its Noida facility soon.