Its been quite some time since Samsung started developing its own operating system which is open source. The growth of Android and Samsung has been mutual over the years but Samsung was in works for a replacement due to its over dependencies and also other legal issues arising out of using Android. Recently, the Galaxy Gear 2 was updated over the air to Tizen OS.

The newly announced device, the Samsung Z is undoubtedly a powerful phone on the specification sheet.

Samsung Z Specs

Network

 LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)

Display

 4.8” HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)

AP

 2.3GHz Quad core application processor

OS

 Tizen 2.2.1

Camera

 8MP(rear), 2.1MP (front)

Video

 Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8

 Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV

Audio

 Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC

 Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Camera

Features

 Mini mode, Quick Shot, Best Photo, Drama, Panorama, Dual Camera

Value-Added

Features

 Ultra Power Saving Mode

 Download Booster

 S Health 3.0

 Color theme customization

 Fingerprint sensor

Connectivity

 WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n HT40, MIMO(2×2)

 GPS / GLONAS

 Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE

 USB: USB 2.0, NFC, IR Remote

Sensor

 Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light,

 Fingerptint Scanner, Heart rate sensor

Memory

 RAM: 2GB

 Internal Memory: 16GB, microSD slot up to 64GB

Dimension

 138.2 x 69.8 x 8.5mm, 136g

Battery

 2600mAh

Over all the phone looks promising and with Samsung drifting away from Android it would be interesting to watch which Operating System outdoes the other. Only time will tell if Tizen will make it to the top of the smartphone OS race.

The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco from June 3. It will be available commercially from Quarter 3 this year starting in Russia and then expanding to other countries.

Image Credits – Samsung Tomorrow

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