Samsung Electronics East Africa today launched the Samsung Z2, its first 4G enabled Tizen-powered smartphone catering to the entry level market,
Strengthening the key values of the previous Z1 with LTE capability, the Z2 comes with an 5MP camera, a 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor and is equipped with a superior 4” WVGA screen that allows consumers to enjoy games, videos and other multimedia content to the fullest with superior resolution.
The phone also comes with a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera. The front camera takes auto selfies by automatic face recognition. The phone has a 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card and has dual SIM support fueled by a 1500mAh long-lasting battery.
Samsung Z2 is available in either the Black and Gold colours and at a recommended retail price of Ksh5,999 from Safaricom outlets.
The Z2 also comes pre-loaded with essential apps like Facebook, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, and Samsung features like the Ultra Power Saving Mode and Theme Store to drive smartphone adoption.
According to Jung Hyun Park, Vice President and Managing Director of Samsung Electronics East Africa, “As mobile data subscription grows in Kenya, the consumer is now looking at accessing high speed data made possible by the roll-out of 4G services telcos. Access of the high speed data need to be restricted to the mid and high end devices.”
“At the beginning of the year, Samsung committed to provide quality, and affordable 4G-enabled devices in 2016, and the Samsung Z2 is a testament to keep on innovating to accord our customers this.”
Mr. Park also called upon developers to start developing mobile applications for the Tizen OS, since Samsung is planning on bringing in more devices running on the new Samsung-owned OS.