Samsung has finally revealed that they are launching their first Tizen phone, but it won’t be making their way to our shores yet. Later in Q3, the phone will first be launched in Russia before making their ways to other countries. For this Tizen model, Samsung is calling it as Samsung Z. They won’t be using the Galaxy brand name because Galaxy is used exclusively for their various Android models only.
The specification for Samsung Z is not much difference than any of the Galaxy variants. Said to be powered by a Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz CPU with 2GB of RAM, comes with 16GB of ROM and a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display at 1280 x 720 resolution. Specifications are leaning more to fit the higher end device, which is similar to some of the flagship Android devices out there. Samsung is also throwing in a fingerprint scanner similar to the one in their Galaxy S5 on the Samsung Z phone.
Developers will get their early taste of Samsung Z during the upcoming Tizen Developer Conference from 2nd to 4th June 2014 in San Francisco, California.
For those who don’t know what Tizen is, here’s a short excerpt explaining Tizen in a nut shell:
Tizen is a new Operating System initiative by Intel and Samsung. It can be seen as a replacement for MeeGo based on more modern and open Standards such as HTML5 and Wholesale Applications Community (WAC). Tizen Apps will be created with the latest and most versatile standards. The System will run across a wide spectrum of devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart-TVs, netbooks and in-car infotainment systems. Computer Hardware brands like Asus and Acer have already joined the Tizen movement, other smartphone makers like HTC are expected to join. – www.tizenphones.com