Samsung Z: The First Tizen-powered Smartphone
Article by George Norman
On 05 Jun 2014
The recently introduced Samsung Z is the first Samsung smartphone to be powered by the Tizen mobile operating system. The release of the Samsung Z is part of Samsung’s new policy to reduce dependence on Google’s Android mobile OS. The new Samsung Z comes with advanced web performance and usability, optimal performance with improved memory management, fast startup times, multi-tasking capabilities, and a built-in fingerprint sensor.

"Samsung is committed to enhancing the mobile experience of consumers with innovation that is both personal and unique to their needs," said DJ Lee, President and Head of Global Sales & Marketing Office, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Z integrates the power and adaptability of the Tizen platform, enabling users to browse the web faster and utilize applications more effectively.”


Samsung Z – Main Tech Specs
  • Operating system – Tizen 2.2.1.
  • Display, dimensions, weight – 4.8” HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720); 138.2 x 69.8 x 8.5mm; 136g.
  • Processor – 2.3GHz quad core.
  • Memory – 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, microSD slot up to 64GB.
  • Camera – 8MP rear camera, 2.1 front camera.
  • Camera features - Mini mode, Quick Shot, Best Photo, Drama, Panorama, Dual Camera.
  • Connectivity – WiFi, GPS/GLONAS, Bluetooth, USB, NFC, IR Remote.
  • Sensor – accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Fingerprint Scanner, Heart rate sensor.
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode - the phone stays operational even at minimal battery levels
  • S Health – tools to stay fit and well are offered by the enhanced S Health 3.0. It features a comprehensive personal fitness tracker, a pedometer, built-in heart rate monitor, and other tools.
  • Battery – 2600mAh battery.
  • Colors: Black and Gold.

The first country to get the new Tizen-powered Samsung Z is Russia. As Samsung explained, Samsung Z will be available in Q3 in Russia. The smartphone will be rolled out to other countries after that.

Samsung Z users will get apps from the Tizen Store.

Tags: Samsung, Samsung Z, Tizen, smartphone, Google, Android
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