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Samsung could launch Tizen-powered smartphone in Europe soonIBTimes UK

Technology giant Samsung, which recently released multiple flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, is now seemingly looking at launching a new budget Tizen-powered handset targeted mostly at emerging economies. The Tizen-driven smartphone would also be launched in Europe.

According to a SamMobile report, Samsung's Tizen smartphone is named the Z3, and the device would be launched in European countries such the UK, France and Germany among others. India and Bangladesh are also said to be among the list of target nations of Samsung's Z3. Once official in Europe, Samsung's Z3 should be the first Tizen-driven smartphone to be launched in the EU.

Samsung's Tizen-driven Z3 features average technical specs to complement its budget pricing. As per SamMobile, prospective buyers can expect key tech-specs such as:

  • 5in Super AMOLED display
  • Tizen 3.0 operating platform
  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage
  • HSPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 2,600 mAh battery.

Recently, there were reports about Samsung launching a next-gen Galaxy S7. This purported smartphone is rumoured to feature a MicroSD card slot; a feature not found in the recent Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus. The yet-to-be launched phone is also said to be driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC.