As we said before, it is hard to understand the collaboration between the two tech giants, as they are still working together to some extent, and the rivalry between them, which, without a doubt, pushed Samsung to deliver the world’s first Tizen – powered smartphone.
The phone per se is not much of a spectacular gadget. Actually, few people talk about it, as it is still a Samsung phone similar to other Samsung phones. It’s mid – range and Galaxy – inspired. But, if you are interested in more detailed specs, Fierce Wireless gives us some clues about the technicalities:
The Z itself has a 4.8-inch 720p display, a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera. Also, like Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy S5, the gadget includes a fingerprint sensor and an “Ultra Power Saving Mode” that Samsung claims lets the phone stay operational even at minimal battery levels.
Samsung touted Tizen as a platform not just for phones, but for a range of connected devices from home appliances to door locks and watches which may communicate with one another in the future. It showed off a line of Tizen-powered devices ranging from Tizen-Android cameras to its freshly announced smartphone powered entirely by the South Korean technology firm’s open-source operating system. Samsung even teased a prototype smart television that connects to rich online content using Tizen.