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Samsung Z2 launches in India

Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone with 4G connectivity
Samsung Z2
This 4-inch handset is the first Tizen-powered smartphone to feature 4G connectivity and its price in India is less than $70 USD.

With Firefox OS buried after a very short life and no other mobile operating system targeting low-cost handsets, Tizen OS should do well. Unfortunately, handsets powered by it can only be found on a limited number of markets. However, Samsung seems far from dropping this system and has just unleashed the first 4G Tizen-powered handset, the long-awaited Z2.

Cheaper than its two predecessors, the Samsung Z2 features dual-SIM and 4G connectivity, as well as a 4-inch WVGA display, a quad-core processor, 1 GB of memory and 8 GB of internal storage. The main camera only offers 5 MP, the front one is a VGA image snapper, and the battery has a capacity of 1,500 mAh. Nothing out of the low-end area of the market, but more than enough to get for less than $70 USD.

Thanks to an agreement signed by Samsung and Reliance Jio, Indian customers get free voice and data, as well as free access to Jio media apps over a trial period. Samsung Z2 comes in gold, black, and wine red colors and will hit the Indian market on August 29th. There is no information on a possible international release at this time, so we can only hope that this affordable 4G handset reaches other areas later this year as well.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-08-23 (Update: 2016-08-23)