Samsung Launches Industry's First Tizen Smartphone - The Samsung Z

Jun 02, 2014

Samsung Z offers a unique experience with advanced web performance and usability

Samsung Electronics today introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform. The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco from June 3rd.

Built with unparalleled quality and the cutting-edge technology of Samsung’s latest premium smartphone, the Samsung Z is optimised with a Tizen platform that offers fast and powerful software performance. Complete with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, the Samsung Z is the perfect choice for people who want a unique user-experience in an efficient and light-weight smartphone.

“Samsung is committed to enhancing the mobile experience of consumers with innovation that is both personal and unique to their needs,” said DJ Lee, President and Head of Global Sales & Marketing Office, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Z integrates the power and adaptability of the Tizen platform, enabling users to browse the web faster and utilise applications more effectively.”

Quick and Efficient

The Tizen platform delivers a fast, optimal performance with improved memory management. The Tizen-based Samsung Z offers a faster startup time and immediate multi-tasking capabilities. The Samsung Z fully supports 2D and 3D graphic qualities, smoother scrolling and an improved rendering performance for web browsing. Customers will also be able to enjoy safe and secure privacy protection using the built-in fingerprint sensor.

An Ultra Power Saving Mode lets the phone stay operational even at minimal battery levels in emergencies.

Tailored For Smarter Living

The Samsung Z features a distinctive home and application layout, for easy access to your favourite features and apps. Using Dynamic Box and Colour Theme settings, you can tailor your device to what suits you best.

The external design of the Samsung Z also offers a completely new look. The device features a slim, angular design with sophisticated lines, providing a unique look and feel while maintaining Samsung’s overall design identity. The Samsung Z will be available in two refined colours: Black and Gold.

The Samsung Z will be available in Q3 in Russia and is planned to expand to other markets. People will be offered access to additional applications through the Tizen Store at the launch of the Samsung Z. In order to celebrate the launch the world’s first Tizen smartphone and to encourage more developers to join, the Tizen Store will provide a special promotional programme to all developers for one year. Furthermore, Samsung plans to host a Tizen local app challenge in Russia and CIS countries at the launch of the device.

For more information of the device, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com (opens in a new tab).

Samsung Z Product Specifications:

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 customisation

Fingerprint sensor

Connectivity

WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n HT40, MIMO(2x2)

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

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


About Tizen Developer Conference 2014
The Tizen Developer Conference is an annual event hosted and produced by the Tizen Technical Steering Group. The conference brings together thousands of developers from around the world to learn about the latest commercial devices, device profiles, platform updates and ecosystem milestones. The 2014 event will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square from June 2–4. Interested developers, media and other Tizen stakeholders can register on-site.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com