Samsung announces world's first Tizen OS phone, the Samsung Z. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today announced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen OS, will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco from June 3rd. "Samsung is committed to enhancing the mobile experience of consumers with innovation that is both personal and unique to their needs," said DJ Lee, President and Head of Global Sales & Marketing Office, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. "The Samsung Z integrates the power and adaptability of the Tizen platform, enabling users to browse the web faster and utilize applications more effectively." he added.
The Samsung Z offers a unique user experience with advanced web performance and usability. The Samsung Z is optimized with a Tizen platform that offers fast and powerful software performance with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core processor.
The Tizen OS delivers a fast, optimal performance with improved memory management. The Tizen-based Samsung Z offers a faster startup time and immediate multi-tasking capabilities, The Samsung Z fully supports superb 2D and 3D graphic qualities, smoother scrolling and an improved rendering performance for web browsing. Users will also be able to enjoy safe and secure privacy protection using the built-in fingerprint sensor.
An Ultra Power Saving Mode lets the phone stay operational even at minimal battery levels in emergencies.
The Samsung Z features a distinctive home and application layout, for easy access to favorite features and apps. Using Dynamic Box and Color Theme settings, users can tailor their device to what suits them best.
The external design of the Samsung Z also offers a completely new look. The device features a slim, angular design with sophisticated lines, providing a differentiated look and feel while maintaining Samsung's overall design identity.
Users will be offered to access additional applications through the Tizen Store at the launch of the Samsung Z.
The Samsung Z will be available in Q3 in Russia and is planned to expand to other markets. The Samsung Z will be available in two refined colors: Black and Gold.
Samsung Z Specifications
LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
4.8” HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)
2.3GHz Quad core application processor
8MP(rear), 2.1MP (front)
Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV
Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Mini mode, Quick Shot, Best Photo, Drama, Panorama, Dual Camera
Ultra Power Saving Mode
S Health 3.0
Color theme customization
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n HT40, MIMO(2x2)
GPS / GLONAS
Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE
USB: USB 2.0, NFC, IR Remote
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light,
Fingerptint Scanner, Heart rate sensor
Internal Memory: 16GB, microSD slot up to 64GB
138.2 x 69.8 x 8.5mm, 136g