Sep 05

Samsung Galaxy Z Drops In Sweden


The Samsung Galaxy S II is one heck of a phone.  It’s also ridiculously expensive.  If you’re fine with a slightly less-powerful, less-expensive and slightly smaller dead ringer, you might be interested in the Samsung Galaxy Z.
While Samsung still hasn’t officially announced the handset, wireless provider Three over in Sweden just put it up on their website for pre-order.  And they laid the details on, too, which effectively tells the world what this new looker is all about.
Details of the Samsung Galaxy Z include a 4.2-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen (480 x 800 resolution), a 5.0 megapixel camera module (with 720p video and LED flash), aGPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, 8GB of internal storage and microSD card expansion.  Muscle is provided by a 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2, with battery rated at up to 9 hours of talk time (we doubt you can count on that, though).
The shell, which doesn’t veer far from its S II brother, measures 125.3 x 66 x 19.5 mm. — just a tad thicker than the Samsung’s top-of-the-line 4.3-incher.   No word yet on what version of Android it will be running.
Three Sweden has the Samsung Galaxy Z listed at SEK 3,995 (around $630) contract-free and SEK 300 (around $50) on a new two-year agreement.
[Three Sweden]