After several delays, Samsung has finally launched its first Tizen-powered smartphone, the simply named Samsung Z.
The Samsung Z comes with a 4.9-inch, 1280x720 Super AMOLED display, 2.3GHz quad-core processor (probably the Snapdragon 800), 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory with microSD card support, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front camera, LTE, NFC, IR sensor, 2600mAh battery and version 2.2.1 of Tizen.
The Samsung Z also has a fingerprint sensor in the home button and a heart rate monitor on the back, which first debuted on the Galaxy S5.
There doesn't seem anything particularly new or appealing about the Tizen OS as of now but Samsung does promise fast performance, quick multitasking and high quality web browsing experience. The UI is somewhat similar to the one on the new Galaxy S5.
The phone will initially launch in Russia in the third quarter of this year, and will make its way to some of the other markets later.
Oh excuse me...They both separately invented squares I guess.
In fact I like pretty much Samsung. They keep giving us what we ask for, SD cards, user replaceable batteries, open bootloaders (!) and many more. Sony didn't, HTC didn't, LG didn't, so let's be fair! Google put a great pressure on manufacturers and ...
According to a few court cases, you are only half right.