Samsung launches industry’s first tizen smartphone – the Samsung Z

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

Press release

June 2nd 2014. Samsung Electronics has  introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform [read our Tizen 101]. The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco, USA from June 3rd [2014}. 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 utilize applications more effectively.”

Quick & 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.

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 here.

View full Tech Specs here.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$ 216.7 billion.

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