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

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

If research is to be trusted, whilesmartphoneshave finally overtaken feature phones in sales volume, the world,as a whole, still has a long way to go until we reach a state wheresmartphones are the norm. With that in mind, it certainly makes sensethat contenders go right ahead and attempt to disrupt the nearlycemented duopoly of Android and iOS. One such contender has beenTizen, and the team behind it is not without someserious back up. And though thingswere seemingly hanging in the balance for a while, it appearsthat the project is taking off at full speed.

How can we tell? Well, today hasmarked the appearance of a secondmystery Tizen smartphone, and this time around wehave more than a mostly uninformative model number. We know this,because the UAProf (User Agent Profile) of a device with a modelnumber SM-Z9005 running a resolution of 720x1280 has appeared onSamsung's site. Rustling through the strings of code, our attentionis immediately drawn to the fact that the SM-Z9005 is powered by aKrait CPU, an exclusive to Snapdragon SoCs. Gritting our teeth at theimpossibility to identify which exact Qualcomm chipset this Tizendevice will make use of, we at least know that it will have supportfor 4G LTE.

In case you're wondering, the firstfew Tizen-powered devices are expected to hit the market no earlierthan October or November this year. Said otherwise, depending on howanxious you're to see the project brought to fruition, this could beconsidered both far into the future and vice-versa.

via: TechTastic



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

S4 Plus?! Since when?

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Oh, the " MSM8960". Silly me.

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

And a mid-range price tag.

13. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

snapdragon 400 probably.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

6. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 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.

7. Avenger337

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

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

8. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

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

9. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

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

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

12. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

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