June 30, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
If one takeaways the jaw-dropping awesomeness that is the Samsung Galaxy S II and downgrades some of the specs, he or she would assume that resulting phone would still be pretty attractive. Samsung, no stranger to issuing multiple versions of phones bearing the Galaxy name, decided to test that theory with the Galaxy Z.
The Swedish arm of Three has posted a product page for a Samsung Galaxy Z, which looks like a Galaxy S 2 but doesn’t share all of the pace-pushing stats. It’s far from a slouch, however. The Galaxy Z has a 4.2-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen, TouchWiz UI running atop Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a 1 GHz dual-core processor. There’s also a 5 megapixel rear camera that shoots in HD and has LED flash, 8 GB of internal memory, and up to 540 minutes of talk time.
Samsung has yet to make much noise about the Galaxy Z, choosing instead to focus on it’s Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 launches. However, as someone patiently waiting to see the GS2 launch in America gain some clarity, I wouldn’t even mind considering “settling” for the Galaxy Z. Renders of the design look solid and the specs are a worthy competitor to other phones I have my eye on (HTC EVO 3D and Sensation). Swedes should head over to the Three website and see if they might also be interested in purchasing this phone. A complete list of specs and gallery of rendered images are available here.