Anyone remember the Tizen OS; The Samsung developed OS built to compete with the likes of Android and ultimately replace Android in Samsung’s long run business plan? If you can remember it enough you will know that they have released a budget-friendly Tizen powered Z1 in India first and then Bangladesh, but no where else in the world. Interestingly, although Tizen is not doing the best at this time Samsung has plans to keep it alive with a more powerful follow up model to the Z1.
Rumours have been going around for a while now regarding the release of a new Samsung phone powered by Tizen, the Z3. Compared to the Z1 though the Z3 is quite a far cry from a budget phone; it actually looks to be more a mid-tier gadget than a budget smartphone. The Z3 will be powered with a quad-core Spreadtrum SC7730S processor running at 1.3GHz. Does not sound like much of a step up if you consider that the older processor runs at 1.2GHz, but the Z1 was running an older dual-core Spreadtrum SC7727S system. So a quad-core step up will definitely help with the speed and make it more buttery.
The older Z1 packs a measly 768MB of RAM, you read that right; MB, as in MegaBytes. With the small amount of RAM you can expect a very limited multitasking capability or plenty of lags with multiple apps running. The Z3 is reported to have a RAM capacity of 1.5GB which should free up some room to quicken processes and help make the device smoother to use. To display all the OS goodness and make everything look good up front is reportedly a 5-inches 720p Super AMOLED display that Samsung is so famous with. At the opposite side of the screen would be a 8-megapixel camera backed up by a 5-megapixel shooter above the screen. They seem to have stepped up the memory of the device also to a 8GB internal memory space instead of the 4GB in the older Z1. Of course if 8GB is still not enough users can upgrade via a MicroSD slot. To keep everything powered up is a 2600mAh battery.
About the software powering the device though, there are different reports pointing out different versions of the OS. What we know though it is going to be Tizen, if that is not obvious enough already. The most reports though suggest that the Tizen powering the device will be version 3.0. Reports also suggest that this will also be an India only device for a while and would be launched by the end of this month. The price of the device is still unconfirmed with unclear reports too.