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Samsung Announces Samsung Z, Its First Smartphone Powered By Tizen OS

By Satya Swaroop Dash in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps', Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Satya Swaroop Dash

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    Samsung has finally unleashed its home grown smartphone operating system into the market by unveiling Samsung Z. According to Samsung, the Samsung Z is the first ever commercially available smartphone that runs on the Tizen platform. Samsung seems to be dedicated in making Tizen the next big thing as it has endorsed the Samsung Z with high-end specs. The Samsung Z looks different from the Galaxy range of smartphones due to its straight edges. Samsung has also opted for a different palette of colours, gold and black. The Samsung Z sports a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display which has an HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. Underneath the hood we find an unspecified 2.3GHz quad core processor and 2GB of RAM entrusted with the task of running Tizen 2.2.1.

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    This LTE enabled handset also features a fingerprint sensor and a heart rate monitor just like the flagship Android smartphone from the company, the Galaxy S5. In terms of photography capabilities, the Samsung Z possesses a 8MP rear sensor with flash and a 2.1MP one on the front. Connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB and Infrared Remote along with navigation sensors like GPS and GLONASS are duly covered. While the Samsung Z has an internal memory of 16 GB it allows you to expand that storage to up to 64GB with a microSD card slot. The Samsung Z will go on sale in Russia from the third quarter of 2014. Pricing and global availability details are awaited.

    Attention Tizen App Developers

    Samsung will showcase the Samsung Z at the Tizen Developer Conference at San Francisco from tomorrow. To make sure that the Tizen app store is stocked with apps, Samsung will commence a special promotional program to all developers for one year. App fests shall be organised in Russia and CIS countries to help Tizen developers showcase their talent.

    Source: Samsung
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Discussion in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps' started by Satya Swaroop Dash, Jun 2, 2014.

    1. Rajni Jain
      Rajni Jain
      Tizen OS is already making a buzz word in smartphone market.

      Samsung is making an conscious effort by making a power house with 2.3GHz quad core processor and 2GB of RAM entrusted with the task of running Tizen 2.2.1. The phone will be coming with 2600 mAh mark; with finger tip sensing technology and adorable color scheme, the Samsung Z doesn't look any lesser than high end galaxy series (S4 or S5).

      Now thing to see is, what's Samsung initial price to launch the phone in market. Oh, Did I tell you Samsung has an unusual plan to debut the phone from Russia before launching in other market.

      Can you think of any reason behind that?
    2. Abhishek Rawal
      Abhishek Rawal
      Tizen Project is steered by Samsung & Intel, so I wonder whether the processor used in Samsung Z is ARM or the all new Merrified chipset ?
      CISC versus RISC, this is going to be interesting!

      ARM is winning over Intel in handheld form-factors, I would be surprised to see Intel's Merrified outperforming any ARM processors in terms of TDP.
    3. Abhishek Rawal
      Abhishek Rawal
      Samsung Z Tizen OS hands-On Video :