Samsung’s new handset the Samsung Z has been launched. This smartphone will run on the Tizen OS and users will be able to install new apps via the Tizen Store. The Z will initially be available in the Russian markets within the next few months and thereafter it will be rolled out worldwide.
The single SIM Samsung Z will sail on Tizen 2.2.1 OS over a 4.8 inch super AMOLED HD screen with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The screen supports 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. This handset will be powered by 2.3GHz quad core processor. 4G (LTE) and 3G will be supported along with Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS (GLONASS), IR and Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n).
The Z will also come with 8MP rear AF camera with LED flash and 2.1MP front camera. The handset weight with battery is 136 grams and is 8.5mm thick. The Z comes loaded with a 2600 mAh battery that should last for over a day with moderate usage. It also comes with Ultra power saving mode that will help get maximum battery juice when the percent is critically low.
Other features are finger print scanner, S Heath, ultra power saving mode, Heart rate and external card support of up to 64GB. As for the sensors there are accelerometer, light, barometer, gyro, Hall and magnetic sensors.
The Tizen OS comes with improved memory management, tweaked for optimal performance and is fast and even boots up faster. Samsung Z price has not yet been revealed. There was also news about Samsung working on a standalone smart watch.It would be difficult to predict the response that the Tizen OS might get, but it is not that easy competing with Android. Stay tuned for more.