Samsung Z, first Tizen smartphone launched

Samsung has announced the Samsung Z in a press statement on Monday (2 June 2014), saying that it is the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform.

The device will launch in Russia during Q3 “and is planned to expand to other markets.”

To celebrate the launch of the first Tizen smartphone, and to encourage more developers to support the platform, Samsung said the Tizen Store will provide a special promotional program to all developers for one year.

“Samsung plans to host a Tizen local app challenges in Russia and CIS countries to enrich the Tizen eco-system at the launch of the device,” the company said.

Some of the key specifications of the device are summarised in the table below:

Specifications Samsung Z
Dimensions 138.2 x 69.8 x 8.5mm
Weight 136g
Operating system Tizen 2.2.1
Display 4.8″ 720p (720×1280) Super AMOLED
Rear camera 8MP
Front camera 2.1MP
Storage, internal 16GB
Storage, expandable microSD
RAM 2GB
Processor 2.3GHz quad-core
Battery 2,600mAh
Cellular data LTE
NFC Yes

The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco from June 3rd.

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