For a long time we have heard murmurs of Samsung planning on launching a Tizen-powered smartphone. Today, the South Korean company has finally taken the wraps off the world’s first smartphone to run on Tizen called the Samsung Z, The Next Web reports. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 first look: A decent Redmi Note 10S competitor
As far as specifications are concerned, the Samsung Z features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core processor. It boasts a fingerprint scanner, and 2D and 3D graphics, which also results in a better scrolling and web browsing experience. Samsung claims that with Tizen users will get quicker boot times, more efficient multitasking capabilities and an Ultra Power Saving Mode similar to what it introduced on the Galaxy S5. This mode lets you stretch the battery’s juice by shutting down all but the very minimal functions. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Watch Active4 leaked renders show fresh design, flatter display
Samsung has revealed that the device will go on sale in Russia in Q3, with other markets soon to follow. There is currently no word on the pricing of the device. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 could get 50MP main rear camera sensor, not 108MP
This is by no means the first device in Samsung’s portfolio to run on the in-house operating system. Earlier this year at the MWC, Samsung unveiled the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo smartwatches that run on Tizen. Last week, the company also started rolling out an update for its first-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which ditched the Android OS for Tizen.