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New Samsung SM-Z9005 Tizen phone to be powered by Snapdragon and run a 720p screen

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New Samsung SM-Z9005 Tizen phone to be powered by Snapdragon and run a 720p screen

If research is to be trusted, while smartphones have finally overtaken feature phones in sales volume, the world, as a whole, still has a long way to go until we reach a state where smartphones are the norm. With that in mind, it certainly makes sense that contenders go right ahead and attempt to disrupt the nearly cemented duopoly of Android and iOS. One such contender has been Tizen, and the team behind it is not without some serious back up. And though things were seemingly hanging in the balance for a while, it appears that the project is taking off at full speed.


New Samsung SM-Z9005 Tizen phone to be powered by Snapdragon and run a 720p screen
How can we tell? Well, today has marked the appearance of a second mystery Tizen smartphone, and this time around we have more than a mostly uninformative model number. We know this, because the UAProf (User Agent Profile) of a device with a model number SM-Z9005 running a resolution of 720x1280 has appeared on Samsung's site. Rustling through the strings of code, our attention is immediately drawn to the fact that the SM-Z9005 is powered by a Krait CPU, an exclusive to Snapdragon SoCs. Gritting our teeth at the impossibility to identify which exact Qualcomm chipset this Tizen device will make use of, we at least know that it will have support for 4G LTE.


In case you're wondering, the first few Tizen-powered devices are expected to hit the market no earlier than October or November this year. Said otherwise, depending on how anxious you're to see the project brought to fruition, this could be considered both far into the future and vice-versa.


via: TechTastic

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posted on 21 Aug 2013, 09:19

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5263; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Let me guess... A Snapdragon S4 Plus processor?

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 09:24

2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1227; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


S4 Plus?! Since when?

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 09:26

3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1227; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Oh, the " MSM8960". Silly me.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 09:44 1

4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 741; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


And a mid-range price tag.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 05:50

13. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


snapdragon 400 probably.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 09:54 3

5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Samsung did say to expect some mid-range devices when they start the roll out of Tizen. It's important to get the device in more people's hands first to try the new OS before releasing a high end device.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 10:47 1

6. freebee269 (Posts: 519; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Sounds like what wp8 and Nokia have done. Besides the camera and some display tech, most of the other phone specs have been mid range. Now that more people have and are familiar with wp8, it's time to release a phone in competition with the high end of other OEM's like this years phablet.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 11:37 2

7. Avenger337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


Tizen is alive!. It will be interesting to see how it is received in the market against competition.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 11:58

8. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Alot of it's success will require marketing the hell out of it, much like the galaxy flagships.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 15:18

9. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


No apps, no games, and last years hardware specs: sold off my Sammy Tizen, and bought a Nokia WP8 Lumia instead (boo yah!).

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 18:52

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 2782; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Your trolling has reached EPIC proportion....the product is not even out yet.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 05:49

12. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


....lol?

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