Samsung, the world’s top smartphone maker has launched a new smartphone named Z2 which is the first 4G phone based on Samsung’s own tizen OS. Even though Samsung’s flagship phones are doing great in the whole world, it has been competing with Indian and Chinese phone makers in the entry level low end smartphones too. With the features popular in this part of the world, Samsung is giving equal competition to the likes of Micromax, Lenovo and LYF phones in India. It is a “made in India” smartphone and is powered by Tizen version 2.4. The price of the Z2 phone is 4590 INR (around 68 dollar, comes around 7300 Nepali rupees) and is the first tizen phone with 4G on it.
The phone has got 4 inch WVGA screen and is powered by 1.5 GHz Quad core processor, 1Gig of RAM. The phone has got 8 GB of memory space, which is expandable to 128 GB by micro SD card. The dual SIM phone has 5 Mp rear camera and VGA front shooter. Battery capacity of the phone is 1500 mAH.
As the phone is 4G compatible, the best part is that it launches with the Reliance Jio’s preview offer for the unlimited voice and data services in the 90 days trial period. This sort of phone is very useful to people who could not afford more for using 4G service and helps to the reach-ability of 4G to all the rural areas. In India, as 4G network is growing with the greater coverage of incumbent operators and the entrance of upcoming 4G only operators Reliance jio, the availability of such budget friendly feature phone for 4G is really helpful.
The features of the Z2 phone include Ultra data saving mode (saves 40 percent data), S Bike mode and the money transfer features that are popular in this part of the world. This sort of affordable smartphones (higher than feature phones) makes the 4G accessible to the users bringing fast internet experience in their phones. The phone will be available in India from Aug 29 and in three colors: Gold, Black and Wine Red. It is not known whether it will be available here in Nepal as we are also in the verge of bringing 4G but when it is not known exactly.