Samsung Galaxy Z launched as cheap Galaxy S2 alternative

June 30th, 2011

Samsung Galaxy ZThere’s been speculation that Samsung would launch a cheap Galaxy S2 alternative, and now it’s finally landed in Sweden as the Samsung Galaxy Z.

Spied sitting pretty on 3Sweden’s website, the so-called Galaxy Z sports downgraded specs compared to Sammy’s 2011 flagship. Measuring in at a chunkier 9.45mm thick, the Galaxy Z arrives running Android 2.3, coupled with a dual-core processor and a 4.2-inch WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen. No sign of that Super AMOLED Plus tech, either, although it does come dressed in Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

According to the Swedish network, it’ll also arrive touting a lesser 5 megapixel rear-facing snapper, and it looks-like it forgoes a front-facing videocall alternative. There’s also integrated GPS, a built-in MP3 player with FM radio, and 8GB of onboard storage expandable to 32GB via microSD.

According to 3Sweden, the Samsung Galaxy S will fetch 3995 SEK, around £390 to us Brits. It can also be grabbed for free from around £20.00 per month, including 5GB of data. Still, we’ll be sticking with the Galaxy S II. That extra £100 is definitely worth it for the handset’s 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and whizzy 1.2GHz dual-core innards.

The Samsung Galaxy Z is unlikely to make an appearance in the UK, but we’ve been in touch with Samsung for further information.

[Source: Samsung Hub]