Samsung, on Tuesday, launched a new handset in India, which the company said was its first 4G smartphone, powered by the Tizen mobile operating system. Dubbed Samsung Z2, the new phone will go on sale in India on Aug. 29 while it is also expected to be available in other emerging markets soon.
Potential buyers in India will be able to purchase the Z2 for the equivalent of around $68, but the price is likely to vary in other countries. The new Z2 is a low-end phone targeted at users shifting from a feature phone to a smartphone for the first time.
“Samsung Z2 gives an effortless mobile experience with Tizen OS and clutter free, intuitive interface making it easy to understand and use. It comes preloaded with essential apps for the ease of new smartphone users,” the South Korean conglomerate said in a statement.
The Z2 features a 4-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The smartphone also sports a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.
In addition, the handset comes with dual-SIM support and features a 1,500 mAh battery that can be made to last longer with the “Ultra Power Saving” mode. There is a 5-megapixel camera featured on the back, and a VGA selfie shooter on the front.
“The device comes with powerful specifications, pre-loaded essential apps and Samsung’s popular ‘Make for India’ features such as the Ultra Data Saving mode, S bike mode and the new My Money Transfer, to drive smartphone adoption,” Samsung said.