The Samsung Galaxy Z is basically a less powerful smaller brother to the Samsung Galaxy S II, and a model that will be slotted below the Galaxy S II in carriers’ lineups. The first carrier to do just that, and the source of all our information regarding the Galaxy Z for now (since Samsung didn’t officially announce it yet) is Three in Sweden, which already has the Galaxy Z up for pre-order.
The Samsung Galaxy Z has a 4.2-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen. The Galaxy S II has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen. The resolution is the same though, 480×800. Next up, the processor. It’s a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 in the Galaxy Z, whereas the Galaxy S II has a 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos. The camera in the Galaxy Z is only 5 MP and capable of just 720p HD video recording, compared to the ‘bigger brother’ which has an 8 MP unit and 1080p HD video.
The Samsung Galaxy Z has the following dimensions: 125.3×66.1×9.5 mm. It weighs 135 grams. So it’s 19 grams heavier and 1 mm thicker than the Galaxy S II – all the other dimensions are the same.
The Galaxy Z comes with 8 GB of internal storage space, which is expandable even further via microSD cards. The phone also obviously has all the connectivity options you’d expect from a modern smartphone, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, and GPS.
Three Sweden has priced the Samsung Galaxy Z at SEK 3,995, which at today’s rates amounts to approximately €435 or $630. That’s without a contract, since if you opt to sign a new two-year agreement with the carrier, the phone can be yours for free with a plan that costs SEK 300 (€33 or $48) per month.
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