Well, it looks like Samsung finally managed to do what it has been trying to do for a painfully long time – the Korean manufacturer has made its first Tizen-powered phone official. Called the Samsung Z, the phone features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display of 1280×720 resolution and is powered a quad-core 2.3GHz processor (most like a Snapdragon 800), and runs on version 2.2.1 of Tizen. The Z comes with a new look that should come as a breath of fresh air for those who have gotten bored of Samsung’s design language on Android devices (let’s face it, who hasn’t?), though the overall design seems to be along the same lines as the company’s previous efforts.
I want one of these, like, right now. Not only is it an alternative operating system backed by a huge player, it’s also very likely to become a rarity a few years down the line. A great and fascinating addition to my collection.
I wonder how much of Enlightenment trickled into Tizen knowing that Rasterman is working on it.
I highly doubt they’ll be using a Qualcomm 800 CPU, in fact I would bet money on it. Samsung is notorious for not using the most powerful CPU’s in their mid tier gear, whooh say that 10 times fast. Example; the Tab 3 8 contained a CPU that was introduced in late 2010 and was first used in the Tab 7.7. This contains a 720P display which should give us a hint on the caliber of CPU that will be used, it won’t be a slouch but no where near the speed of a Qualcomm 800.
I think Thom got it right when he said “it’s also very likely to become a rarity a few years down the line” I doubt this will go very far.