Samsung Launches First Tizen Based Smartphone
Published on: 1st Jun 2014
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Samsung has finally shown off its first Tizen based smartphone more than a year later than originally expected. However it wont go on sale until the third quarter of this year, and even then, initially just in Russia.
Other than the new OS, the Samsung Z comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor. Samsung said that the Tizen-based smartphone offers a faster startup time and immediate multi-tasking capabilities.
"The Samsung Z integrates the power and adaptability of the Tizen platform, enabling users to browse the web faster and utilize applications more effectively." said DJ Lee, President and Head of Global Sales & Marketing Office, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
The Samsung Z features a distinctive home and application layout, for 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 and will be available in two refined colors: Black and Gold.
Pricing for the new smartphone was not announced.
To encourage developers to port applications to the Tizen OS, Samsung said that it will provide a special promotional program to all developers for one year.