Samsung Z is now official, drops Android for Tizen

The Korean Giant finally introduced Samsung Z powered by its own Tizen operating system. This move is viewed as an attempt to lessen its reliance from Google’s Android. We know that Samsung may have gained leadership on the mobile market but Google is the “power” behind the vast majority of smartphones. The latter controls the user experience by having Android employed on the devices.

Moreover, Android applications will be incompatible with Tizen. To date, there are already over one million Android apps. It looks like Samsung will be hard at work to gather support from app developers who are already earning well with the global prominence of Android and iOS.

On paper, the first Samsung Tizen smartphone have lots of admirable features to boast. It’ll have a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display and 2.3GHz quad-core processor, presumably a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. The phone will have 2GB of RAM and an on-board memory of 16GB with expansion option via microSD of up to 64GB. 

It can also support LTE Cat 4 for fast connectivity. Other specs include 8MP+2MP camera and 2600mAh battery. Samsung also incorporates its marquee features like fingerprint sensor, Ultra Power Saving Mode and download boaster.

The device will be released on the third quarter of this year in Russia. After that, it is expected to roll out into other markets as well. Price is still unknown for this product but we are guessing that it will be lower than competing devices (flagships and mid-ranged) from Android and iOS.

Manufacturing an exclusive Tizen device is a bold move for the Korean outfit. But this signals Samsung's intent to have both software and hardware under one roof like Apple or Microsoft way of things. Having the highest influence in the Android community, will it convince the majority of its existing user to jump into the Tizen bandwagon?

Samsung Z Specifications

 Tizen (2.2.1) OS
 5.44 x 2.75 x 0.33 inches
 136 grams
 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display
 720 x 1280 pixels, 306 ppi
 Light sensor, proximity sensor
 Main Camera
 8MP, LED flash & autofocus
 Front Camera
 System chip
 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
 2.3GHz quad-core 
 Storage exp.
 microSD, up to 64GB
 GPS, Glonass
 Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a/b/g/n
 USB 2.0, microUSB, NFC

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