Samsung announced the Z1 and the Z3 last year as first devices to run their in-house developed Tizen OS. There have been reports in the past stating that Samsung wants to eventually follow Apple and control everything, right from the software to the hardware on the phone and Tizen was basically the in-house OS. However, due to the poor specifications, overall experience and Samsung not really taking the developers of apps on board, the Z1 and Z3 were real write-offs.
On the specifications side, the phone is expected to come with 3.97 inch screen with 800×480 resolution, 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. The cameras would be 5MP and a VGA camera on the front. The phone is slated to launch with 1500 mAh battery at a price of about Rs 4,499. It is not clear how much has Tizen as a platform has grown up and matured since the first set of phones came out, but Samsung is set to roll out the Samsung Z2 along with the Note 7 tomorrow. The smartphone, just like the Z1 and Z3 will be priced aggressively in order to get more people interested in the product. It has also been reported by various outfits that Samsung will bundle in the 90-day Reliance Jio offer with the phone.
This means that anyone who buys the phone will be able to enjoy the Jio Preview plan which includes unlimited internet and calling for those who have the SIM card. This clearly indicates that the Z2 will have LTE support. Jio has already been aggressively pushing the curve with Samsung, having already made the Jio SIM available for those who own high-end Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S7 or the S7 Edge. However, if you are not interested in a Tizen phone or a Samsung phone, you may want to follow up with a story that we recently broke on how every smartphone above the price of Rs 10,000 is expected to ship with a complimentary Jio SIM card.