Samsung strikes again officially announcing the Samsung Z. Even though Samsung’s TouchWiz interface is so attractive that is often identified as an operating system, the company finally decided to announce the Tizen-powered smartphone. Samsung proved to be tired of sharing Google’s software and having its interface being built on the top of Android. That is the main reason why the Koreans have decided that a small change won’t hurt. The Samsung Z, Tizen-powered, is built by Samsung itself and it looks almost like Android OS. This is going to be by the first commercial Tizen smartphone: the long expected The Samsung Z. Just like “the Z day”, this could be the beginning of the end for the TouchWiz interface and other shared features of Samsung’s smartphones.
The device has been presented on Monday and from what it seem, it will have both high-end features and mid-range ones. More than just the smart and sharing features and software, the Z device has a fingerprint sensor in the home button. Also, a heart rate monitor can be found on the back of the phone, making it similar to the Galaxy S5. The Samsung Z promises quick multitasking, high quality web browsing and fast performance. Here are the specifications of the Samsung Z, the first smartphone built by Samsung alone:
- 4.9 inch screen
- 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display
- 2.3 GHz quad-core processor (probably the Snapdragon 800)
- 2 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of internal memory
- Micro SD card slot
- 8MP rear camera
- 2.1 MP front facing camera
- NFC / IR Sensor
- 2600 mAh battery
- Tizen 2.2.1
The Samsung Z will be initially launched in Russia in Q3, but it will be showcased on the 3rd of June, during the Samsung’s Tizen developer conference. Although it looks like an amazing phone and the majority of us are extremely impatient to give it a try, the Korean company is being skeptical about both the US and European markets, saying that these two markets are not ready yet to receive the Tizen OS.