Samsung Z2 has launched in India with Tizen OS and S bike mode for Rs. 4,590 in Gold, Black and Wine Red color variants. As part of the launch, Samsung is offering Reliance Jio 4G Preview along with each unit of the handset. You need not have to visit the nearest Reliance store and wait in queues to grab a SIM card since it will be bundled with the smartphone. For Rs. 4,590, the Samsung Z2 is priced competitively, when compared to other competing devices. As reported previously, Samsung had launched its flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in India.
The pre-orders for the device have been started on Amazon India. Earlier, there were rumors that the company will announce Samsung Z2 and Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) at the launch event. However, no such announcement was made during the launch event.
Commenting on the launch of Samsung Z2, Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobile Business disclosed that the smartphone caters to the requirements of new users who prefer to transition from a feature phone. The device comes with free Jio SIM and complimentary access to 4G voice & data. Moreover, with the ultra-data saving mode, you will be able to save 40 percent mobile data. This will help you to experience a cost-efficient 4G while streaming and browsing.
— Samsung India (@SamsungIndia) August 23, 2016
With the help of the integrated Jio On Demand video streaming app, you will be able to access video content across various languages. The smartphone also comes with Jio Beats, which helps you to access a wide range of songs. The battery capacity of a 1500mAh battery can be boosted by Ultra power saving mode.
The bundled My Money Transfer app enables you to manage transactions even without the Internet. The integrated S bike mode enables you to ride without any disturbances.
The upcoming Samsung Z2 is the third device in the Samsung Z2 series. The smartphone major, previously, launched the Samsung Z1 and Samsung Z3 that also runs on the in-house developed Tizen OS. In the past, the Tizen devices have gained good market share in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
Samsung Z2 Specifications: 1GB RAM, 5MP Camera
On the specifications front, the Samsung Z2 bearing model number SM-Z200F features a 4-inch AMOLED WVGA (800×480) display, a 32-bit 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of expandable internal storage powered by a 1500mAh battery.
Even with just 8GB storage and paltry 1GB of RAM, Samsung managed to ship the device bundled with pre-installed apps like Cricbuzz, Ola, Quikr, DailyHunt, Asphalt, and Danger Dash. Talking about the camera, the Samsung Z2 offers a 5MP rear camera sensor paired with a VGA front-facing snapper.
If you look at the specifications of the Samsung Z3, it shipped with a 5-inch HD AMOLED display. Samsung Z2 provides support for 4G VoLTE and will be bundled with the Reliance Jio 4G preview offer. The offer assumes great significance since the Jio preview is now extended to all 4G VoLTE devices.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-order
In the meantime, Amazon India has started pre-order of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from August 22. If you place your order now, you will be eligible to get a free Gear VR headset for Rs. 1,990. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Exynos 8890 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB), 12MP/5MP camera and 3500mAh fast charging battery. The main attraction of Galaxy Note7 is the integration of Iris scanner, which enables you to make use of your eyes to unlock the device.