Tizen OS powered Samsung Z announced with 4.7 inch screen and quad-core processor

By June 3rd, 2014 AT 5:31 AM

Samsung has been constantly working on its home baked Tizen operating system. It has now (finally) launched a smartphone running on the Tizen OS; Samsung Z. It has been launched with the hardware specifications that can be pegged as higher mid-range. Its global roll-out will begin in a phased manner in Q3 2014.

Samsung Z
Samsung Z

Samsung Z Specifications

  • 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core processor (most likely the Snapdragon 800 but there’s no official word on it)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Tizen OS 2.2.1
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2.1MP front-facing camera
  • Infrared Remote, FingerPrint Sensor and Heart-Rate sensor (as found on the Galaxy S5)
  • 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS with GLONASS, NFC
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • Black and Golden colours with faux leather backs

The Samsung Z also takes some software features that were found on the recently released Galaxy S5. It features Download Booster which can combines Wi-Fi and cellular network to boost your download speeds. Its official price hasn’t been announced yet. Although they’ve already released Tizen based fitness trackers, smart watches and even has plans for Tizen powered TVs, Samsung needs even more Tizen powered devices in the ecosystem if it wants to give it a boost or else it will also die like Bada OS one day.

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[1/2] *Samsung does seem to get serious about Tizen.As of recently they even updated their first generation of gear smartwatches to Tizen and the second generation already comes with Tizen pre-loaded.According to a survey Samsung makes up as much as 74% of the smartwatches market and so any developer making to look apps for a smartwatche can develop for tizen alone as tizen in effect constitutes 74% of the smartwatch market.Google better get serious with moto 360 and Android wear as a gear 3 is expected to make debut along with the next note 4 in September mostly.Samsung also plans… Read more »


[2/2] …market Can Samsung Z be a success? *It actually all boils down to the price tag.One special thing Samsung Z has is the finger print scanner which is currently only available in few phones like 5S/S5/One Max.All these phones like 5S/S5/One Max are available for 40k+.If Samsung can price Z around 25-30k then it does have a slight chance of doing well.I personally find Samsung’s implementation of the finger print scanner gimmicky but I can’t help but say that if my phone has a finger print scanner I would feel like James Bond for a week or so.On a… Read more »


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