Following the launch of the f-rst smartphone that runs the Tizen operating system - the Samsung Z1 - Samsung Electronics today announced the Samsung Z3, a Tizen-based smartphone that offers performance and easy customization via localized features including "My Galaxy" for easy access to nearby rewards and benefits.
Built with a crisp 5-inch HD resolution Super AMOLED, the Samsung Z3 is equipped with an advanced 8 megapixel Bright Lens F2.2 camera and features an 'Ultra Data Saving Mode' that minimizes mobile data usage as well as 'Ultra Power Saving Mode' for continuous performance with low battery life. The device is also equipped with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfie capabilities. The Samsung Z3 camera offers 'Automatic Selfie' for seamless selfies with facial recognition, 'Beauty Face Mode' that automatically retouches images for flawless skin and 'Wide Selfie' to capture up to 120 degrees of the users’ surroundings.
The smartphone supports a long-lasting 2,600mAh battery complemented by 'Ultra Power Saving Mode,' which allows users to operate on standby for up to 33 hours with less than 10 percent of battery life. The device also features 'Ultra Data Saving Mode' providing data compression and management capabilities for up to 40 percent less mobile data usage.
Designed specifically for the Indian market, Samsung Z3 comes preloaded with 'My Galaxy' app that offer consumers various exclusive services, local deals, entertainment content, continuous value on categories like recharge, travel, movies, fashion etc and post purchase assistance. The Samsung Z3 additionally features the 'Mix Radio' app, available exclusively for Samsung consumers. Mix Radio is a personalized free music streaming service with over 35 million songs to choose from, including local catalogue of over 10 genres of Indian music.
The Samsung Z3 is priced at INR 8490 ($131) and will be available in India from October in Gold, Black and Silver.
The world's top smartphone maker is trying to reduce its dependence on Google, whose Android operating system powers Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphones. The company has also launched other products this year powered by Tizen, including the Gear S2 smartwatch and premium televisions.