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Samsung launches Z4 smartphone running on Tizen OS 3.0

After recently taking over Android Wear’s market share, Tizen OS is back in news because of the launch of Samsung’s new Tizen OS powered smartphone, Samsung Z4. This is the 4th phone from Samsung which runs on Tizen OS after Z1, Z2 and the Z3. The first Tizen OS smartphone, the Z1, went on to sell more than 1 million phones when it launched in India in 2015.

The smartphone focuses on offering a simplified user experience to users. The Z4 is an entry-level device that sports a 4.5’ (800×480) display with 2.5D curved glass on top. It’ll powered by an unknown quad-core 1.5 Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM.

“The Samsung Z4 brings a simplified mobile experience to first time smartphone users and represents our ongoing commitment to expanding the Tizen ecosystem.”, said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.

The phone features a 5MP Primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture and dual LED flash. The front shooter also has a 5MP sensor with am LED Flash for the selfie-aficionados.The phone will be backed up by a 2050 mAh battery. On the software front the smartphone runs on Tizen OS 3.0 with nifty features such as QuickTalk ( a voice-assistant of sorts), QuickLaunch and Power Planner (for battery efficiency). The phone will come with dual sim-card slots (depending on the market) and will be 4G enabled.

The phone will launch in India this month and will come in black, gold and silver. No words on pricing as of now, but expect it to be in the neighbourhood of Rs 6,000 ($100).


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