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No Samsung Galaxy Z Smartphone For UK Says Samsung

Samsung has confirmed that it won't be selling the Galaxy Z smartphone yet in the UK in a statement issued to UK tech news website the Inquirer.

A spokesperson for the company said that there were no plans currently to launch the Galaxy Z in the UK market, possibly because the Galaxy S is still a popular phone.

The handset was spotted in Sweden, courtesy of mobile phone operator Three Mobile in that country, and costs around £400 (or 3,995 Swedish Krona) which is 50 per cent more than the Galaxy S and just a tad cheaper than the Galaxy S2 at £500.

The Galaxy Z is both thicker and heavier than the aforementioned smartphones at 9.5mm and 135g and comes with Super Clear LCD technology rather than the Super AMOLED displays on the previous Galaxy S series, a clear indication that Samsung is trying to cut corners.

It comes as a surprise however that Samsung has chosen to offer a 4.2-inch screen rather than the 4.0-inch one on the Galaxy S with a WVGA resolution; the S2 comes with a 4.3-inch model.

The rest of the configuration leaves us to believe that it is an upgrade to the Galaxy S rather than a downgrade from the S2; there's a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 8GB onboard storage, a five megapixel camera and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.