Yesterday, Samsung launched the latest Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at the Galaxy Unpacked event in New York. The device is priced at $850 while the Indian pricing and the availability are yet to be announced. As we reported earlier, the Galaxy Note 7 will be officially launched in India on August 11th. The same device was also launched in Africa where the entry-level Samsung Z2 was also showcased.
The company had earlier launched the Samsung Z1 and Samsung Z3 smartphone that runs on the in-house Tizen OS. The Tizen devices gained some good market share in the South Asian markets like India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Talking about the device, it is already listed on the support pages of Samsung India’s official website with the model number SM-Z200F.
Now Samsung will be launching the third device Samsung Z2 on August 26th in Kenya. It is said to be launched at least in three African countries – Keny, Nigeria, and South Africa. From the images, we can see the volume rocker is placed on the left edge while the power button sits on the right edge. It comes with a polycarbonate body with textured finished curved back panel.
On the front is a 4-inch AMOLED display and might sport entry-level specifications. The Samsung Z3 that was launched in October last year came with a 5-inch HD AMOLED display. It is priced at Rs. 8,490 at the time of launch, but it is now retailing at just Rs. 5,590. The Samsung Z2 comes with dual SIM and might support 4G LTE while the Samsung Z3 is just limited to just 3G connectivity.
It comes powered by a 32-bit quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Samsung Z2 is backed by a 2,000mAh battery that might not last more than a day of usage. The device will be priced at Ksh 6000 (approx $60 / Rs. 4,000) while we can only confirm once the device is officially launched. The device also comes with several pre-installed apps like Cricbuzz, Ola, Quikr, DailyHunt, Asphalt, Danger Dash and more. Stay tuned for more updates as the India launch can also be expected soon.