Meet the Samsung Z, the South Korean technology giant’s first all-Tizen smartphone. The company has been suspected of making a smartphone based around their own Tizen operating system for quite some time but it’s still a bit a surprise to see one of them in the flesh, so to speak.
The Samsung Z is set to launch in Russia soon, as well as other unspecified markets, and while Samsung hasn’t given any pricing details for the Tizen phone the specifications are pretty much an open book.
The Z will feature a 720p, 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display and a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, putting it a tiny bit under the largest phones on the market in terms of CPU speed. 2GB of system memory and 16GB of storage will be calling the Samsung Z home and it’ll have a fairly standard camera setup (8MP rear, 2.1MP front) for snapping images. Samsung will be rounding things out with a 2,600mAh battery and microSD support (up to 64GB).
The introduction of a Tizen handset could mark an interesting time for Samsung fans though, since it’s an operating system that the company has complete control over. It should be fun to see what they do with it and how widespread it actually becomes.