For quite some time now Samsung has always relied on Google for the operating system of most of its smartphones. Now the South Korean company is slowly distancing itself from the search giant by launching its first Tizen OS smartphone called the Samsung Z. This device is not powered by Android thus allowing Samsung to have full control over its ecosystem.
The Samsung Z is not your ordinary smartphone as it comes with high-end specs that can even put flagship models of other manufacturers to shame. This device has a 4.9-inch Super AMOLED display that has a resolution of 1280×720. While it does not have a Full HD resolution the images on screen still appear very crisp and clear. Providing muscle to the device is a 2.3GHz quad-core processor of a still unknown make but could probably the Snapdragon 800. There’s 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, LTE, NFC, IR sensor, and a 2600mAh battery.
Just like the Samsung Galaxy S5 the Samsung Z also has a fingerprint sensor on its home button as well as a heart rate monitor at the back. As far as the other features of this device goes there’s really nothing unique that we haven’t seen implemented in other Android smartphones. Samsung however announced that this device has a fast performance, quick multitasking and high quality web browsing experience.
In announcing the device DJ Lee, president of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business division, said that “Samsung is committed to enhancing the mobile experience of consumers with innovation that is both personal and unique to their needs. The Samsung Z integrates the power and adaptability of the Tizen platform, enabling users to browse the Web faster and utilize applications more effectively.”
The Samsung Z will become available in Russia in the third quarter of this year before expanding to other markets. Its price has not been announced yet.