Will this be Samsung’s breakout Tizen smartphone?
Samsung is following up the release of their first ever Tizen-powered smartphone, the Z1, with an even bigger model. The Z3 is a spiritual successor of sorts to the company’s aborted Z smartphone that was set to launch in Russia last year. The Z3 has a 5-inch AMOLED display, 1.3GHz Spreadtrum quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM, along with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter.
The specs aren’t amazing, and couple that with the relatively young Tizen OS, the phone has definitely some limited appeal. That’s not stopping the Korean giant, who is eyeing several emerging markets like India, Bangladesh, and Nepal for the launch of the new device. The company’s first Tizen smartphone, the Z1, has managed to sell around a million units already, which is a testament to the appeal of an affordable smartphone in emerging markets. It’s not clear yet if Samsung will launch the Z3 in other markets outside of the ones mentioned, but we’re hoping that some Z3s manage to find their way here.