Today is the day. We all knew that Samsung has been working on its own OS for the longest time, and before today, the only time we have ever seen Tizen on any product is Samsung Galaxy Gear and their camera. Now, Samsung is taking a swing at going at the Smartphone OS battle with its own Tizen and a phone that resembles the Galaxy line on a different platform.
Say hello to the Samsung Z, the world first Tizen Smartphone. Hardware wise, we are looking at an 4.8 inch 720p Super AMOLED display, 2.3 GHz quad-core processor; the phone also includes the camera and heart sensor like the Galaxy S5, as well as the finger-print scanner. Around back, it has an 8 megapixel camera, 2.1 megapixel up front. Powers all of this is a 2600mAH battery.
This is a real challenge because of how the market responds to new OS today, consumers are really skeptical and conservatives, and most of the time, they tend to get used to one thing, and stick with it forever (iPhone users are good examples). So, the question is, how will the consumers respond to this new OS, will we give this young OS a chance? Will we see Samsung take a chance and commit to this platform? Because at this point, marketing or how it will sold is not what us (and probably Samsung) are looking for. They are all looking at what can Tizen do, and how they can gain peoples’ interest in the platform.
The phone will start in Russia in Q3, and then expands to other market.
Source: Samsung Mobile Press