Samsung to Debut $68 4G Smartphone in India
Samsung to Debut $68 4G Smartphone in India

Samsung to Debut $68 4G Smartphone in India

Samsung Z2 will be powered by Tizen operating software and will support 4G

Owning a good smartphone nowadays is not an easy job, as most of the phones are available in the range of $400-800, which makes it difficult for people living in emerging markets to get a premium smartphone. But Samsung will roll out Z2, a $68 smartphone powered by Tizen software in India.

The new smartphone will be the first Tizen powered device to support 4G and has been designed to offer unique experience to users. The phone will include essential pre-loaded apps along with “Make for India” features. Previously, the Korean smartphone maker introduced Tizen powered Z1 and Z3.

Samsung India ElectronicsMobile Business VP Manu Sharma said: “Samsung Z2 makes 4G accessible and relevant to the unique needs of feature phone users and first time smartphone buyers. It brings consumers a fast and affordable mobile Internet experience that will democratize 4G usage in the country.”

The phone available in three colors Black, Gold, and Wine Red will hit stores on August 29, 2016. It can also be bought on Samsung India’s official online partner Paytm. Paytm VP, Mr. Amit Bagaria said: “The new Samsung Z2 will add significant value to the multiple exciting smartphone offerings available to Paytm users.”

The 4G supported phone has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor backed by 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, expandable to 128GB via MicroSD card. It’s a 4-inch WVGA Screen, which provides higher resolution and an improved video and gaming experience. The packs a 5MP primary camera with LED flash along with a VGA front camera for selfies and making video calls.

The phone has a 1,500mAh battery. It also has a data saving mode, which will save your data by 40% through its data compression technology.

Samsung in collaboration with Jio will give its users a free 3-month trial period to use Jio apps. Users will get music & video streaming, and latest movies on demand. The Indian mobile operator hopes that once people are hooked to its entertainment apps, they will start paying for these services in the future.

Samsung has been promoting its Tizen operating software in emerging markets as it can run on low-cost phones. However, it is unlikely that we will see Tizen in any high-end smartphone by Samsung. The company says that such devices will be powered by Android only in the unforeseeable future.

Editing by Aiman Haroon; Graphics by Ahsan Haque

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