Samsung unveils Z3, its second Tizen OS-based smartphone

Samsung has just launched the Z3, its second Tizen OS-based smartphone since the Z1 was launched back in January. However, whether Z3 will ever set its feet on UK soil can only be answered by someone within Samsung's strategic decision-making fold.

Earlier, Samsung said that it hoped to launch Tizen-based smartphones in countries like the US, Europe, China, Russia, Malaysia and Korea. Tizen is usually marketed as as a versatile OS which boasts shorter boot time, faster web browsing and seamless multitasking as well as ensuring longer battery life. However, user experiences of the TouchWiz UI have so far been dampened over extreme lag times, periodic stutters and infuriating hangs.

Samsung terms the Z3 as a more capable smartphone than the Z1 with a faster processor, improved display and cameras. It will be priced at Rs. 8,490 (£85) in India where it will go on sale come October 21. With Z1 performing quite well during Q2 in India when it turned out to be Samsung's best performing phone, Z3 offers more hope for the company despite its higher price tag.

Th Z3 features a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP and 5MP cameras and a 2,600 mAh battery.

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