Samsung Releases Tizen Powered Smartphone
Leading mobile and electronics firm Samsung is yet again leading the way into uncharted waters with the announcement of Samsung Z, the first handset to operate on the Tizen platform.
According to Samsung’s head of global sales and marketing, D.J. Lee, this operating system offers power and adaptability, giving users a more personalised experience.
Tizen, like Android, is an open source operating system which anyone can customise to fit their own needs. Lee also adds that the platform will offer improved performance especially in browsing and enable apps to run more efficiently.
Samsung says that the Tizen-powered phones start up faster and that they have better rendering capability than other handsets.
Although the home screen of the Samsung Z from official photos looks very similar to that of the Android smartphone, the Z will offer users smoother multitasking as well as support for 2D and 3D graphics.
The extent to which Samsung will customise Tizen is unknown so customers might be in for a few surprises when the phone is officially launched in the third quarter of the year.
No official release date has been given as yet but the Z will be unveiled in Russia in Q3 this year and it follows that it will thereafter be made available to other markets.
Samsung is eager to show the world a new world not dominated by iOS and Android and has been painstakingly hammering out Tizen into a worthy opponent of these two megaliths.
The Z is by no means the first of Samsung’s products to function on this platform; the Korean firm had already introduced the software into its cameras and smartwatches.
For a while now Samsung has invited developers to tinker with Tizen to see what they can use to improve users’ smartphone experience.
And now in a few months we will find out if the mobile phone giant will manage to sway a market hooked on its readily available Android offerings.
What about the physical look of the Samsung Z?
It is quite impressive; you will have a 4.8-inch 1280×720 AMOLED screen with which to interact with the phone.
The world’s first Tizen handset will come with a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, aided by 2GB of RAM. The phone comes with 16GB of internal storage but users can up this to 64GB by microSD. For your pictures you will have a 8MP camera and there will be a 2MP front camera for selfies.