Samsung has launched a new budget-oriented smartphone, the Samsung Z2, in Nepal for Rs. 7,290 (Current Price: Rs. 6,290). Unlike other smartphones from Samsung that comes with Android Operating System, the Samsung Z2 is powered by Tizen OS.
The Tizen OS comes pre-loaded with features such as Ultra Data Saving mode, S bike mode, and My Money Transfer with which users can easily manage transactions and generate mini bank statements. The main question, however, remains if it’s possible to install an android app on Samsung Z2? Although there is a Tizen app store where you can download thousands of apps, but Tizen OS officially don’t come with a Play store. However, you can install OpenMobile’s Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) from the Tizen store which then makes it possible to install android apps.
As far as the hardware specs go, the Samsung Z2 sports a 4-inch WVGA TFT display and is powered by a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor. Paired with 1GB of RAM, we can expect fluid performance for light to medium usage. Storage wise, the phone has 8GB of onboard memory with microSD card support upto 128GB. It comes equipped with 5MP rear camera with LED flash. The phone might not be of particular interest for selfie lovers as it features a VGA front-facing camera. As far as connectivity is concerned, the Samsung Z2 has dual SIM support with 4G LTE, VOLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. Powering the device is a 1500mAh battery which is decent considering the size and resolution of the display.
Taking at the launch event, Mr. Pranaya Ratna Sthapit, Head, HHP Division, Samsung Nepal, said “Samsung Z2 makes relevant to the unique needs of feature phone users and first time smartphone buyers. It brings consumers a fast and affordable mobile bundled up with powerful hardware & localized features for Nepali consumers.”
The Samsung Z2 is already available for purchase from different Samsung retail outlets and is available in two colors – Gold and Black. For the price of just Rs. 7,290, the Samsung J2 punches well above its weight and is an excellent buy for first-time smartphone buyers, someone looking for a secondary handset, or for someone on a tight budget yet looking for a branded manufacturer.
Samsung Z2 Handset Highlights:
- 4-inch (800 × 480 pixels) WVGA TFT display
- 1.5 GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Tizen OS 2.4
- 5MP rear camera with LED Flash
- VGA front-facing camera
- Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 1500mAh battery
Samsung Launches Z2, the Tizen-powered 4G smartphone; pre-loaded Smart Features
- Loaded with localized Smart Features
- Aims to ease transition of feature phone users to smartphones
Samsung Nepal this week launched its Tizen-powered smartphone, Samsung Z2. Built on the Tizen platform, Samsung Z2 caters to the requirements of new smartphone users transitioning from a feature phone. Driven by the success of Z1, and taking forward the smart, fun and simple attributes of Tizen platform, Samsung Z2 has been customized to offer unique value to the Nepali consumers. The device comes with powerful specifications, pre-loaded essential apps and Samsung’s popular features such as the Ultra Data Saving mode, S bike mode and Ultra Power Saving Mode.
Fast & Easy to Use
The user interface on Samsung Z2 is simple and easy to use, offering faster and smoother device performance when combined with the Tizen platform. Powered by a 1.5GHz Quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card, the device features dual SIM support and delivers a seamless and user-friendly smartphone experience. The device is fueled by a 1500mAh long-lasting battery, which is further boosted by the unique ‘Ultra Power Saving mode’, which keeps the phone operational, even at minimal battery levels.
Better Viewing & Camera Experience
Samsung Z2 is equipped with a superior 4” WVGA screen which allows consumers to enjoy games, videos and other multimedia content to the fullest with superior resolution. The smartphone is equipped with a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera.
Easy UI, Essential Apps & Features
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. It also features the localized features developed specifically for Nepali consumers. The Ultra Data Saving mode saves up to 40% mobile data by blocking unnecessary background applications from data consumption and by data compression technology, hence ensuring the most simple and cost-efficient internet experience. Samsung Z2 comes with a dedicated S bike mode, which is designed considering the safety concerns of two-wheeler users in Nepal. It lets consumers ride tension free while encouraging responsible riding.
Price and Availability
Samsung Z2 has been priced at NPR 7,290 and will be available in Nepal in two attractive colours – Gold, Black – across mobile phone retail stores. To know more about Z2 please visit: http://www.samsung.com/in/microsite/z2.
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|Samsung Z2 – Spec Sheet|
|Network(MHz)||– LTE: B1(2100),B3(1800),B5(850),B8(900), B40(2300)
– WCDMA: B1(2100), B8(900)
– GSM: GSM900, DCS1800
|Processor||1.5 GHz Quad-Core|
|Camera||5 MP Rear (f2.2) with LED Flash, VGA Front(f 2.4)|
|Camera Modes||Auto, Beauty Face, Fast Motion, Interval Shot, Night, Panorama, Pro, Selfie, Wide Selfie|
|Video||Recorder: HD (1280 x 720) | @30fps
Playback: FHD (1920 x 1080) | @30fps
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.0, USB 2.0, GPS , Glonass, 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Memory||1GB RAM/8GB ROM, extendable up to 128GB|
|Dimension||121.5 x 63 x 10.8mm|
|PC Sync||Smart Switch (PC version)|
|Dual SIM||Micro SIM, DUAL SIM|