Samsung has just made its first Tizen smartphone official in the form of the Samsung Z. Not too surprisingly, the smartphone comes with features like the heart rate monitor as well as the fingerprint scanner which we saw in the Galaxy S5.
Hardware wise, the Samsung Z packs a 4.8 inch 720p display, a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core SoC, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, a 2.1-megapixel front camera, 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a 2,600 mAh battery. The back is covered by a faux leather material which we’ve come across in recent Samsung devices.
On the software front, the handset comes with apps like S Health, Download Booster and the Ultra Power Saving Mode along with a UI which looks pretty much like TouchWiz, but without the standard set of Android features.
Presumably, the smartphone will not be a high end device and it seems like Samsung merely wants to test the waters with it. It will reportedly be available in Russia first in the coming months with other markets to follow suit subsequently. There’s no word on the pricing at the moment, but we expect it to reasonably priced considering that it’s running a relatively new OS.
Via: Android Police