Friday, 1 July 2011

Samsung Galaxy Z Unveiled, a Galaxy SII with Low Specs

Just as the Galaxy S got a sibling with slightly lower specifications i.e. the Galaxy S-LCD, it looks like the Galaxy SII willl also follow suit with Samsung's soon to be officially announced  Galaxy Z (aka I9103). The Galaxy Z also has specifications that are a little lower than the original. The smartphone surprisingly has not been unveiled by Samsung but by Swedish carrier Three.
It's ze Galaxy Z
It's ze Galaxy Z

The Galaxy Z boasts of a slightly smaller screen and this one’s not SuperAMOLED Plus but an SC-LCD (Super Clear LCD) capacitive touchscreen, instead. The smartphone is powered by a Tegra 2 1 GHz Dual Core processor. It'll run on Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread and here are the rest of the specifications: 
  • 4.2-inch SC-LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS with A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
    Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Secondary front facing camera
  • 8GB Internal storage
  • Memory expandable to 32GB via MicroSD card
  • 3.5 mm audio jack

Unlike the Galaxy SII’s camera, this one can only record videos at 720p and has features like video-calling and geo-tagging. There’s support for DivX, XviD and MP4 video formats and the usual MP3 and WAV for audio. It has all the Google applications like YouTube and Picasa plus it also has support for Adobe Flash. 

The smartphone’s priced at $630 (approx Rs. 28,100), which is a tad lower than the Galaxy SII as well. The Galaxy Z’s specifications don’t look that bad, but then we’ll have to wait and see how the handset fares in our reviews, once it makes its way to Indian shores, that is.

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