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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

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    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 Star

      Engineering Discipline:
      Computer Science
      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?
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    2. Abhishek Rawal


      Engineering Discipline:
      Electronics & Telecommunications
      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.
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    3. Abhishek Rawal


      Engineering Discipline:
      Electronics & Telecommunications
      Samsung Z Tizen OS hands-On Video :