Samsung Z2, the company's first 4G LTE smartphone powered by Tizen launched in India

Samsung has launched the 4G LTE-enabled Z2 smartphone in Tizen's strong market, India, for a price of Rs. 4590 ($70).

It is Samsung's third Tizen-powered smartphone launched in the country, the previous two being the Z3 and the Z1 which were launched last year. The Z2 is by no means a powerful device on paper or otherwise, but it is also priced for the masses and is one of the cheapest to feature 4G LTE.

The hardware specifications of the smartphone are as follows:

  • 3.97-inch LCD screen
  • 1.5 GHz Spreadtrum quad-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • VGA front camera
  • 1500 mAh battery

Samsung India's VP of Mobile Business, Manu Sharma, said that, "Samsung Z2 makes 4G accessible and relevant to the unique needs of feature phone users and first time smartphone buyers. It brings consumers a fast and affordable mobile internet experience that will democratize 4G usage in the country."

Interested buyers will be able to purchase the Z2 from local stores, as well as through online retailer Paytm. Buyers will be able to avail early access to the Reliance Jio 4G network with unlimited data for music and movies. Since Jio isn't generally available yet, the offer might be reason enough for some to get the device.

Source: Samsung India

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