Samsung has finally shown off its first Tizen based smartphone. However it won’t go on sale until the third quarter of this year, and even then, initially just in Russia.
Other than the new OS, the Samsung Z comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor. Samsung said that the Tizen-based smartphone offers a faster startup time and immediate multi-tasking capabilities.
The Samsung Z integrates the power and adaptability of the Tizen platform, enabling users to browse the web faster and utilize applications more effectively.”
-DJ Lee, President and Head of Global Sales & Marketing Office, Mobile Communications Business
The external design of the Samsung Z offers a completely new look. The device features a slim, angular design and will be available in two refined colors: Black and Gold. Although pricing for the new smartphone was not announced.
To encourage developers to port applications to the Tizen OS, Samsung said that it will provide a special promotional program to all developers for one year.