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Samsung Z4 (SM-Z400F) passes FCC, Update: Launched

Update: Samsung Z4 is launched.

Samsung is not only working on the new Galaxy S series flagships but is also working on a new Z series device model SM-Z400F and the successor to the Samsung Z3 called Samsung Z4 that is expected to debut with the new Tizen 3.0 OS out of the box. The Samsung Z4 has cleared the US FCC with the model number SM-Z400F but the FCC documents for the device don’t have any details of the specifications of this new device or any images from the device.


Samsung Z4 at FCC

The FCC documents confirm that the device will also be available in a dual-SIM option with model number SM-Z400F/DS. According to several rumours online, the new Samsung Z4 will have Tizen 3.0 OS that may come with advanced features such as a voice recognition feature and an AI-based assistant.

Samsung Z4 (SM-Z400F)
Samsung Z4 (SM-Z400F)

The FCC documents confirm some of the connectivity options for the device including 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0LE up to 2GHz, WiFi, GPS and other connectivity options. The FCC documents further confirm that the new Samsung Z4 will have a Lithium-ion battery with a rating of 3.85V, 7.9Wh. The device will have an overall (length x width) of 132.9 mm x  69 . 2 mm.

No other details about the device are currently available in the FCC documents of the device. So we have to wait for more leaks about this device or its TENAA listing to have more details about its specifications. According to the reports online, Samsung is developing the Samsung Z4 in India and is expected to launch it soon, we may see the launch at the March 29 event where the company is going to launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus flagships.

Samsung Z3
Samsung Z3

To recall, the Samsung Z3 was launched in 2015 with a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display and was powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7730S SoC with 1GB of RAM and it comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage capacity that is also expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. The Samsung Z3 featured an 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash while we have a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with the same f/2.2 aperture for selfies. Connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, GPS with A-GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with a 4G LTE option. It is backed up by a 2600mAh battery with an ultra power-saving mode. It weighs 137 grams and measures 141.6x70x7.9mm.

Samsung Z4 is launched

Update: Samsung has finally made the new Tizen-based budgeted smartphone official today and has confirmed that it will be available in the Indian market this month followed by other regions. The new Samsung Z4 is the successor to the Samsung Z3 smartphone and it runs on the new Tizen 3.0 OS and comes with upgraded hardware.

Samsung Z4
Samsung Z4

The Samsung Z4 will be available this May in India with Black, Gold, and Silver colour options. However, the company hasn’t detailed the exact launch date of the device in India and the pricing details were also kept private. The Korean-based company also announced that the Samsung Z4 will be showcased at the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco, California in May 2017.

The Samsung Z4’s rear camera is down to 5-megapixel from 8-megapixel seen on the Samsung Z3 that was launched two years back. It has the same RAM as the Z3, and the display is also down to 4.5 inches from 5 inches, hinting towards a downgrade more than an upgrade. The New Samsung Z4 comes with 4G LTE, VoLTE, and VoWiFi connectivity for faster internet access.

“We’re dedicated to providing our customers with devices that offer smarter mobile interactions, the Samsung Z4 brings a simplified mobile experience to first-time smartphone users and represents our ongoing commitment to expanding the Tizen ecosystem,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.

Samsung Z4 Specifications

The company has introduced smart features with the camera. The users can easily take photos and videos with palm, auto and voice controls and for faster selfies, users can take photos by showing their palm and saying “cheese” or by waiting for Auto Selfie, which uses facial recognition to take sharp and accurate pictures. The Video Flip function can take continuous videos of its users and allows simple switching between the rear and front cameras to capture multiple views in one single video.

The Samsung Z4 features a 4.5-inch WVGA display with 2.5D curved glass and 480×800 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and comes with just 1GB of RAM. It will be available with single and dual SIM options according to the region and will run on the latest Tizen 3.0 OS out of the box. It also comes with a couple of sensors like Accelerometer and proximity sensor. It features a 5-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and F2.2 aperture.

On the front panel, we have a 5-megapixel shooter again with F2.2 aperture and an LED flash as well. A moderate 2,050 mAh battery powers this device and connectivity options include 4G VoLTE with LTE Cat.4, 3G, Wi-Fi 802 11b/g/n 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS, and Glonass. It measures 132.9 x 69.2 x 10.3mm and weighs 143 grams.

Samsung Z4 Support pages

The Samsung Z4 will also launch in Indian and African markets simultaneously, as the device was spotted listed on the Samsung India website with model number SM-Z400F/DS and on the African Samsung website listed with model number SM-Z400Y with no mention of a dual-SIM variant. The support pages, however, don’t have any specifications of the device listed and come with usual support questions/answers.