Samsung Galaxy Z is an “Affordable Little Brother” to the Galaxy S II


Samsung’s hinted at this before and it’s finally here – variants of the Galaxy S II. The Samsung Galaxy Z was spotted on “Tre” (3 in Sweden). It’s being described as a little brother of the Galaxy S II, a device that’s supposed to be affordable yet still packs quite a punch. It’s said to have a 4.2 inch display, a 1GHz dual-core processor (probably NVIDIA Tegra 2 as we’ve heard before), a Super Clear LCD and Android 2.3. It’ll be available for 3,995 Swedish kronor, which translates to about $630 stateside. Doesn’t look affordable when you look at it that way, but pricing is always relative to region, of course. [Samsung Hub]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. nice

  2. This looks pretty awesome, come on GS2 come to the US already.

  3. You do realize the 3995 kr is including 25% VAT?
    And without any contract, as I understad it almost all phones in the US is sold on contract.

    1. Most of them are if the carrier isn’t exclusively PAYG, but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy it off contract. It’s not as if we expect this phone to come to America, anyway. Just some observation.

  4. Sigh, will you guys ever learn? Converting European prices to US dollars is POINTLESS if you’re going to argue that it’s expensive. European prices are always 30-40% higher than US ones for the same product.

    Remember when people thought Xoom and the G tablet will be $1000-$1200, because they found the European price and then converted it to US dollars? Yeah, that’s how silly it is when you do that.

    At the end of the day that’s still the price Europeans have to pay for, but the problem is bloggers always make it sound like “OMG, the tablet will be $1200 in USA, too!!”.

    It’s totally misleading to your readers, so either explain it properly or stop converting European prices to dollars for everyone’s sake and peace of mind.

    1. “Doesn’t look affordable when you look at it that way, but pricing is always relative to region, of course.”

      Thanks for reading.


      1. Quentyn, this translates into ~$399 :)

  5. 435 in euros. The Galaxy S2 costs 500 euros – so not that much of a difference.

  6. Finally, a dual core phone that isnt enormous.

    1. Its bigger than any other Tegra 2 phone…

      1. Except the DROIDX2 that is. lol.

  7. So if this has equal ram as the Galaxy SII then its basically the Tegra2 version of it.

  8. For around the same price, you can get a Samsung Galaxy S2 contract-free from where I live. I wonder if Swedish people buy their phones outside their country.

  9. mmm brushed aluminum…

  10. You guys know this version ran a ~4000 quadrant stock while at the same test the Exynos version ran ~3500


    1. Samsung limit their SoC to 60fps. Try the highend benchmark Nenamark2.

  11. i have an eris and i want an android superphone (preferably with ics) i just dont want to wait 7 months for ONE damn update and my phone eol’d. i want a phone with timely updates.

  12. So the GPU is twice slower than Exynos (Nenamark2 benchmark), 5MP and no Super AMOLED Plus.

  13. I want a small fast phone with Super AMOLED. 59mm-60mm wide. It that so hard?

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