Samsung has today announced that it will be taking a punt with its Tizen operating system, unveiling the first smartphone to use the OS, which has been dubbed the Samsung Z, and is scheduled to be fully demoed at the Tizen Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 3rd, which is coincidentally running during Apple’s WWDC event.
The device will feature a 4.8 inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display, with a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for up to a further 64GB.
Inside there’s also 4G LTE connectivity, and a 2,500mAh battery. Along the back you wll find an 8 megapixel camera, and on the front there’s also a 2.1 megapixel snapper.
The device will also be sized at 138.2 x 69.8 x 8.5mm and will weigh 136 grams.
However one of its biggest features will be that purpose built Tizen OS, which will be available in the device and will allow users to run a number of Samsung’s key apps like S Health. The OS will also allow developers to port Android applications over, so there may be a selection of third party apps soon.
There’s not much detail as to when the device will hit the UK or US, however we do know that it will launch in Russia in Q3 and then to other territories soon after.