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India gets Tizen-powered Samsung Z3 smartphone

By Bryan Chan & Cookie Monster - on 15 Oct 2015, 8:01am

India gets Tizen-powered Samsung Z3 smartphone

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Just as rumored, Samsung today unveiled the Tizen-powered Z3 smartphone for the Indian market.

Positioned as an entry-level smartphone, the Samsung Z3 sports a 5-inch HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) Super AMOLED display, a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage space with microSD support up to 128GB, an 8MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash, a front-facing 5MP camera, and a 2,600mAh battery.

Designed for the Indian market, the Samsung Z3 comes with two unique software features which are "Ultra Data Saving Mode" and "My Galaxy". The Ultra Data Saving Mode is claimed to reduce data consumption by up to 40 percent through data compression and management capabilities while the My Galaxy app delivers exclusive services, local deals, entertainment content and post-purchase assistance. 

Earlier in May, Samsung launched the Tizen Store and invited developers to start coding apps for the Tizen platform. At launch, there were 25 apps across games, photography, EA Games and apps to plan new resolutions). More Tizen-powered smartphones are also alleged to be in the pipeline.

The Samsung Z3 comes in three colors (gold, black and silver) and is priced at INR 8490 (~RM540). Consumers in India can purchase the Z3 from October.

Source: Samsung