Samsung Launches Z3 – A Tizen-based smartphone at Rs 8,490

by October 14, 2015 0 comments


Samsung has launched its third Tizen-based smartphone, the Samsung Z3.

samsung Z3

H.C Hong, President and CEO, Samsung India Electronics, said, “The launch of Samsung Z3 re-emphasizes India’s significance as a key centre for innovation and development on the Tizen operating system, with India being the first country to globally launch the Z3. We were encouraged by the huge popularity of Samsung Z1, the first Tizen OS powered smartphone that sold over one million units within six months of its launch earlier this year.”


The dual-SIM Samsung Z3 runs on Tizen 2.4, and features a 5-inch HD Super Amoled display. Running on a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7730S SoC coupled with 1 GB of RAM, the smartphone features 8 GB of built-in storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

samsung Z3

The Samsung Z3 bears an 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture and LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, GPS with A-GPS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

Powered by a 2600mAh battery, the Samsung Z3 also features an Ultra Power Saving mode. Also touted was the Ultra Data Saving data compression feature. The smartphone weighs in at 137 grams, and measures 141.6x70x7.9mm.

samsung Z3

The company also unveiled the My Galaxy app, which will be available for Samsung devices via Google Play and the Tizen Store. The app provides offers, deals, discounts, and device care services in four segments – Home, Services, Care, My Page. Home shows offers and deals (with partners such as Pizza Hut, Paytm, Amazon, Bookmyshow, and Coupon Dunia); Services gives access to recharges, food, and travel; Care helps users locate Samsung stores and service centres, apart from accessing services like the Samsung Smart Tutor, and finally, My Page shows saved favourite deals offers, payback points which can be redeemed via Samsung Stores, and more.

Price And Availability

Priced at Rs. 8,490, the smartphone will go on sale next week via offline retail channels and Snapdeal in Gold, Black, and Silver colour variants.

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