The Samsung Z3 has now officially gone on sale in Russia aimed at developers and enterprise customers. This is the first device that is shipping with a Tizen Operating System (OS) distribution that is certified in Russia for businesses use. The product is part of the SAFE solution (certified with MDM and VPN).

The Z3 was originally released for the Indian market but there is a number of differences, as we anticipated, between both devices. The processor is a Qualcomm MSM8916 which is more powerful than the Spectrum one found in the Indian Z3. The other major difference is that this version supports 4G / LTE networks and the Indian version is 3G only.

You can purchase the Russian Z3 from the Linux Center, which is an official Samsung Partner, for the retail price of 16,618 rbl (excluding delivery costs). If you purchase now, before June 30, you are able eligible to get a 15% discount. Anticipated delivery date is quoted as after 30 June 2016.
 

Product Features

Display 5.0 “HD (720×1280) sAMOLED
Chipset MSM8916 (Quad A53 1.2 GHz)
Ranges Cat.4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 the LTE
of HSPA + 42 / 5.76 850/900/1900/2100
the GSM / the GPRS / the EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Support for LTE Cat.4, VoLTE Capable
Memory 1 GB (RAM) + 8 GB (eMMC) microSD up to 128 GB
Camera 8 MP (F2.2) +5 MP (F2.2) w / Flash
Connectors MicroUSB, USB 2.0, 3.5mm
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Wireless connections BT 4.1, WiFi b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct
Navigation GPS, Glonass
Dimensions, Weight 141.5 X 69.9 X 7.9 mm, TBD
Battery capacity 2600 mAh
OS version Tizen 2.4
Graphical interface Tizen UX 2015
Services Samsung
Apps
Access to global services closed
Installing the application through MDM-trusted system
Synchronization SmartSwitchPC
Radio FM Radio / RDS
Video Record: FHD @ 30fps
Playback: FHD @ 30fps
Other Support for two SIM-cards

 

Head on over to the Linux Center website to purchase the Z3 smartphone. There is no news at present about a European or US release at the moment.