Samsung announces first Tizen smartphone: Samsung Z

Posted Jun 2, 2014
Samsung has announced that it is releasing its first Tizen-based smartphone called the Samsung Z. Tizen is a Linux-based operating system for smartphones, tablets, and in-vehicle infotainment devices. Tizen is run by the Linux Foundation and is governed by Technical Steering Group (TSG)  that includes Samsung and Intel. The Samsung Z is launching in Russia later this year and will be expanded into more markets after that. Below is a breakdown of full specs for the Samsung Z:

– 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display
– 2.3 GHz quad-core processor (presumably a Snapdragon 800 or a down-clocked 801)
– 2GB of RAM
– 16GB of storage with microSD
– 8MP camera (rear), 2.1MP (front)
– Category 4 LTE
– Tizen 2.2.1 OS
– 138.2 x 69.8 x 8.5mm, 136g
– 2600mAh battery
– Connectivity: NFC, IR Remote, GPS / GLONAS, 802.11 a/b/g/n (MIMO), BT 4.0
– Fingerprint reader
– Heart rate sensor
– Software features: Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 3.0, Color theme customization