First Tizen Phone Revealed by Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Z Tizen Phone

It looks like Tizen is finally set to make an appearance on the big stage, after Samsung announced The Galaxy Z phone that’s will be the first to feature the system.

Tizen is Samsung’s own mobile operating system and is thought to be favoured by the South Korean company, which is looking to separate itself from the Android operating system.

The move will help rake more cash in for Samsung, as for now, purchases on the Android store help fund Google instead of Samsung, even if users are accessing the store through a Samsung phone.

In terms of specs, the Galaxy Z will boast a 4.9” Super AMOLED 720p display, a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

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Samsung is also bringing across the fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor from the Galaxy S5 handset, making the Galaxy Z a legitimate option for those who may have been considering getting the S5.

Tizen 2.2.1 is the version of the system that is set to make it into the Galaxy Z, and looks similar to the TouchWiz user interface that features on most Samsung handsets right now.

The future of Android Samsung phones is now cast in a bit of doubt, however, with HTC, Sony, Huawei still heavily supporting the system, it’s unlikely that it will lose too much of its market share.

The Galaxy Z is expected to go up for sale later on this year, with Russia the first country to get the handset, with other markets to follow. A price tag is still unknown for now.

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Written by Luke Hatfield