People pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo
People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Samsung appears to be planning to launch a cheap smartphone from the Z series. The South Korean technology giant is tight-lipped on the device, but its release date seems to be drawing close. SamMobile has reported that a device with model number SM-Z200F, believed to be the Samsung Z2, has received Bluetooth certification, which is a pre-requisite before the launch of a smartphone.

The website went on to claim that the upcoming budget smartphone will have several feature upgrades over its predecessor, the Samsung Z1, including enhanced Voice Control and S Bike Mode feature. No other detail of the device is known as of now. 

The Samsung Z2 is the successor of the Samsung Z1 that was released earlier last year. The handset from the Z family sports a 4-inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with 480x800 pixels (233ppi pixel density) and measures 120.4x63.2x9.7 mm in dimension.

It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core Speedtrum SC7727S processor, runs on home-made Tizen operating system, comes packed with a 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card and a 768MB RAM, mounts a 3.15MP main camera with LED flash, Geo-tagging and face detection features and a VGA front-snapper, and houses a 1,500mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, GPS and microUSB v2.0.

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