Samsung's Tizen-powered smartphones are a big and unexpected success for the South Korean company. The latest product in the lineup, Samsung Z3, has already been launched in several Asian and African countries, but there's a high chance the smartphone will be released in other regions.
According to Digitimes, Samsung plans to launch the Z3 in more than 10 European countries, including Russia. The report claims the Z3 will make its debut in Russia in early 2016 due to the availability of Russian-language traffic apps.
Also, the Russian government's wish to look for alternatives to iOS and Android is another major factor that determined Samsung to bring its Z3 to this market.
There's no mention of which other countries in Europe will receive the Z3, but we know there will be more than 10, so it could be available all over the continent by the end of the year.
In the same piece of news, the cited source says Samsung Z3 will be introduced in Indonesia as well, sometime in the first quarter of the year.
There's no mention of price, but Samsung Z3 is already available in India for Rs 8,400 ($125 / €115). However, we expect the handset to be priced a little higher in Europe, but, hopefully, not above the $150 (€140) outright.
Samsung Z3 is the newest smartphone that comes preloaded with Tizen 2.3 OS right out of the box. The device sports a more-than-decent 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution.
Also, the Z3 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card slot.
On the back, Samsung Z3 packs an 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash, and HD (720p) resolution, while, on the front, there's a secondary 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.
The Z3 is powered by 2,600 mAh battery and offers various connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB 2.0, FM Radio and GPS with AGPS support. Sadly, there's no 4G LTE support included.