Samsung has incredible smartphones that run on Android. However, Samsung unveiled their second phone powered by the company’s Tizen software. Tizen is an alternative to Google’s most used Android. The newly launched Samsung Z3 will hit the market in India on 21st.
The Samsung phones that use Tizen are meant to capitalize on the mid range and low cost phone’s market. The company has already developed their own Apps and services.
The Samsung Z3 is built with a crisp 5-inch HD resolution display, the phone probably delivers amazing viewing experience with its Super AMOLED technology for sharp image, along with an advanced 8 megapixel Bright Lens camera to capture more detailed and higher quality images. In addition, the Samsung Z3 features an Ultra Data Saving Mode that minimizes mobile data usage as well as Ultra Power Saving Mode for continuous performance with low battery life. The phone also comes with 1.3GHz quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera. It’s supported by 1GB of memory, 8GB of expandable storage and a 2,600mAh battery.
“As a pioneer of Tizen platform, we have continuously introduced Tizen-based mobile devices, including Samsung Z1 and Samsung Gear S2, in our commitment to develop the Tizen ecosystem”, said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Business at Samsung Electronics. “We developed the Samsung Z3 to provide the features that will help consumers capitalize on the growing Tizen ecosystem and make the most out of their personal mobile experience.”
Android is currently facing competition from Firefox OS, Tizen, Ubuntu, Blackberry OS, iOS and Windows mobile. Although, buyers have shown little interest in alternative operating systems. Recently, Blackberry unveiled their Android powered Blackberry Priv. That’s clear sign that Android rules the smartphone ecosystem.
Samsung would like all devices to use Tizen hence that would help the company gain independence from Google. The company housed their OS in Gear S2 smartwatch and several high-end televisions that Samsung released earlier this year.
I think Samsung’s move to make mid-range smartphones run on Tizen is smart since other companies like Apple offer high end devices. On the other hand, the move might be risky because Mozilla’s Firefox OS tried but failed. Currently, Samsung is struggling to push Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in the market and other newly launched devices.