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New Tizen phone leaked: Remember it's not all just Android and iOS
Samsung push may be more for non-phone devices, but it's coming
A second Samsung Tizen phone has been leaked showing that the nice mobile OS - which has the great merit of not being Android - hasn’t been forgotten by the Korean Company.
Details of the new phone have appeared on the site Tizen Experts which not only shows the phone but gives some details of the specification. It’s got an unnamed 32-bit Quad core processor, 1Gb memory, and 540 x 960 Screen. This all fits with the bottom end of the market where you find the existing Z1, but while that is only available in a few markets the opening up of the Tizen web store to 182 countries points to wider distribution - and that may be the aim of the Z2. It’s slightly more upmarket than the Z1 but still low cost.
The addition this time round of a sensor for spotting when the phone is being held against a head and upgraded front facing camera shows how Aldi the older model is, although that did have a VGA camera on the front.
Samsung has been pushing Tizen towards watches and TVs: the new phone is expected to reflect this with the New Tizen 3.0 User Interface showing similarities to Samsung’s SUHD TV UI. The web browser has been beefed up and there is a 2000 mAh battery.
The Z2 is slated for release 1H 2015, that is to say, pretty soon. ®