Samsung Galaxy Z: Samsung's B-team Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy Z: Samsung's B-team Galaxy S IISamsung continues to fling new phones at the battle-weary smartphone market without a care in the world – the latest being the Samsung Galaxy Z, which has just surfaced over in Sweden.

As far as we can tell, it's pretty much a slightly gentler Samsung Galaxy S II, presumably for people who feel the S II's screen is just a teeny bit too big, and the overall package a teeny bit too good.

And cynicism aside, we're really not exaggerating by much, either: instead of the 4.3in Super AMOLED Plus screen on board the Galaxy S II, for instance, the Galaxy Z offers you a 4.2in Super Clear LCD, running at the same 480 x 800 resolution.

The processor is a slight step-down, too, going from a 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos chip to a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2. The camera? 5-megapixel with 720p video as opposed to 8MP and 1080p.

Despite all that, the Galaxy Z contrives to be 1mm thicker and 19g heavier than its more illustrious stablemate.

The Galaxy Z is currently up for pre-order over in Sweden, but we haven't spotted it anywhere else as yet, and we're not sure whether it'll be winging its way to UK shores down the line.

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thisisit  Jul. 1, 2011 at 11:13

With it being heavier and thicker, maybe they decided to make it out of a decent material instead of plastic.

The S2 feels like a cheap kids toy in your hand.

metastasis2  Jul. 1, 2011 at 13:04

Compare to super AMOLED ... I don't reckon super LCD is even half good

mrew42  Jul. 1, 2011 at 14:13

Wonder if we'll see the price of the Galaxy S come tumbling down.
Also I think if the price was right this could do pretty well. sAMOLED vs sLCD? Even Jan might be interested :p

lellie  Jul. 1, 2011 at 23:13

If it was cheap then those compromises seem okay. Maybe it being bigger will mean bigger battery? If only.


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