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Samsung announces new Tizen 3.0 smartphone

Samsung has announced a new handset, with the upcoming device powered by the company’s smartphone operating system Tizen. The Samsung Z4 offers entry-level specs, although its development demonstrates commitment to Tizen as a smartphone platform.

Powered by an unnamed 1.5 GHz quad-core chipset, the Samsung Z4 includes 1 GB RAM and features a 480 x 800 WVGA 4.5-inch display. The front- and rear-facing cameras both have resolutions of 5 megapixels and f/2.2 apertures.

In terms of modern smartphones, the Samsung Z4 is somewhat short of flagship specs. But Samsung is clear about exactly who it is targeting with the new handset.

“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 at Samsung.

While the Samsung Z4 might not be a high-performance device, it does support a number of modern communications standards. These included VoLTE and – depending on the market and network – VoWiFi.

Although Samsung has not declared where its new device will be sold, as with previous Tizen smartphones, availability is likely to be restricted to emerging markets.