A new Galaxy phone, the Samsung Galaxy Z, has just been announced. Strangely though the handset has been unveiled by the Swedish carrier Three, rather than the Korean company. The Galaxy Z is a combo between the I9003 Galaxy SL and the S II – it’s got a 4.2-inch SC-LCD screen and a Tegra 2 chipset with two 1GHz Cortex-A9 cores.
Anyways, the device has been revealed by the carrier today in its lineup and will go for 3995 Swedish kronor (€435 or $630). The handset seems like a cross between the lower-specced Galaxy SL and the high-end Galaxy S II. Here’s a quick look at what it’s made of:
- 4.2-inch SC-LCD touchscreen WVGA 800×480 display
- Tegra2 chipset with dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9 CPU
- 8GB of onboard memory
- Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, and aGPS
- 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording
- 8GB of onboard storage
The only gripe we could have is the 5MP lens and no 1080p video recording, but other than that, the Galaxy Z looks like a great phone in the mid to slightly high end range. Also, while no info is given on the Android version the device runs, we could assume there’s Gingerbread 2.3.4 underneath that TouchWiz UI.
No info yet on whether this will ever see a release in any other regions, but we will wait and see.