While we have for long speculated that the successful Samsung Z1’s successor will likely be named Z2 in keeping up with the unwritten naming convention, we might have been wrong. Well, at least if we are to go by the new information courtesy of Sammobile. According to them, not only is the Z1’s successor named Samsung Z3 but it is also launching at the end of the month.
Samsung is hosting the Tizen Developer Conference at the end of July (30th to 31st) in India and with India being the first country that the first generation Z1 premiered not long ago, it is not far fetched to assume that its successor is likely to be shown off to the world in the same country where the Z1 made a name for itself before crossing the border to neighbouring Bangladesh. To further backup that theory, information from logistics tracking website Zauba shows that several devices that clearly fit the Samsung Z3’s profile have recently been flown into India not just for R&D purposes but also for “partnering event” purposes. That could mean a launch event or demo or something along those lines. This is purely speculation and nothing has been confirmed but you get the drift.
According to Sammobile, the Samsung Z3 is expected to pack:
- a 5 inch HD Super AMOLED display
- a 1.3 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7730S processor
- 8 GB internal storage (expandable via microSD); 1.5 GB RAM
- 8 megapixel main camera with LED flash; 5 MP selfie camera
- a 2600 mAh battery
While this emerging information is too good to pass up, remember nothing has been confirmed. In fact, we may end up seeing the Z2 as the Z1’s able successor and the Z3 could as well be a different smartphone meant for the mid-range market segment with the Z2 taking the place of the Z1 at the entry level.