Tizen-based Samsung Z2 to be officially announced on August 23

Tizen-based Samsung Z2 to be officially announced on August 23
More than one year after releasing the Tizen-based Z1 smartphone, Samsung is now finally ready to announce a successor to it, aptly called Samsung Z2. The Z2 will most likely be officially presented next week, on August 23, during an event held in India.

As you can see on the invitation pictured below, on August 23, Samsung India will unveil a brand new smartphone representing its "next meaningful innovation." The name of the upcoming handset isn't specifically mentioned, but, since this is definitely a Tizen event, we're pretty sure that it'll be the Z2.

We already know a lot about the Samsung Z2, thanks to various leaked details, videos, and images. Like the Z1 before it, the Z2 will be a cheap smartphone with entry-level features. The handset will sport a 4-inch AMOLED display with 480 x 800 pixels, being powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. Also on board should be LTE connectivity, a 5 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storage space.

The Z2 will be Samsung's third Tizen smartphone, as the company also has the Z3 - a larger, 5-inch handset released in select markets in the second half of 2015.

Right now, we don't know if Samsung is planning to bring any of its Tizen phones to North America. Until we find out more about this, you can take a peek at the upcoming Samsung Z2 in the video embedded below.

source: BGR.in



1. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Be fun to play with Tizen just to see what Sammy's OS is all about.

2. Fona13A unregistered

I look forward to Samsung's in-house OS. Nowadays the market is in quite a different era, and we're just barely a year away from the big smartphone boom of the late double-zeros. It's about time Samsung picked up the pace on their own software. I like where Tizen's interface is going and hope it stays that way. I believe they have even more resources to make it a success versus than when they introduced Bada. That was an interesting platform, so I hope their monumental success with Android produces a swell of developer interest.

3. Fona13A unregistered

Context: Ten year anniversary of the smartphone boom, that's it

4. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

I can bet... In coming four months SAMSUNG Z2 will easily outsell combined sales of all iPhones (in 2016) in INDIA and in many other countries....

6. Fona13A unregistered

Semper Fidelis

7. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Profit numbers count too. How much does Samsung make from those Tizen phones?

21. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Samsung dominate the low end markets of India and most 3rd world countries. No surprise if they do.

5. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

I can bet... In coming four months SAMSUNG Z2 will easily outsell combined sales of all iPhones (in 2016) in INDIA and in many other countries....

8. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No matter how much you post nonsense.....it won't come to fruition :D.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"next meaningful innovation." OEMs are degrading the meaning of innovation.

10. LiveFaith

Posts: 492; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Can someone help my ignorance here please? Android is already free. You've already done almost all the s/w work needed to release a bottom range device. The market is already familiar with Android, it's robust services, and gigantic app store. What is Samsung really after with Tizen? Are they really attempting a legit phone / tablet OS, services and apps to compete? I just don't see the point.

11. Applesexual123

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 20, 2016

Tizen has a huge architectural advantage over Android in that the former is coded natively in C and C++. Android, on the other hand, is coded using JAVA, which is a "translated language". There are benefits and disadvantages of translated programming languages. The biggest advantage (And the reason why google used JAVA) is better compatibility with different machines. This is a consequence of JVM (JAVA Virtual Machine) that reads the code and translate into machine language. As the current Android was releasing after iOS, google needed an extremely compatible OS that was able to run phone apps without much effort from devs. Ironically, JAVA's biggest advantage through JVM is also one of its weaknesses. As long as Android uses JAVA, its performance will always be hindered by the virtual machine that adds a really huge layer of abstraction between code and machine. This is one of the reasons why Android is still laggy (Yes, even stock Android lags) and has battery issues. From the very beginning, Samsung knew that Android wouldn't be a competitive option in the long term, which is why they're focusing on Tizen. As Tizen is coded natively with C and C++, there's no virtual machine that code needs to go through to reach the hardware. This takes a bit more time for programmers to make apps, but it's more beneficial to consumers. Tizen OS, based on my experience, is the most refined OS when compared to iOS, Android, and Windows. It is extremely battery efficient and smooth. The Z3 that was released recently can last 3 days with 8+ hours screen-on-time and it only has a mere 2,000 mAH battery. Just imagine how long it would last with the S7 Edge's or Note 7's specs. The Gear S2 has one of the smallest battery capacities of current smartwatches, yet it is the only smartwatch that can last 3 days off the charger (Apple Watch only lasts 1 day and most android wear only lasts 1 - 1.5 days). I genuinely hope Samsung succeeds with Tizen. Now more than ever, Samsung needs something to differentiate themselves with other Android vendors, and having the most efficient OS would be a huge advantage. Android won't ever get much better than where it's at right now because its problems lie with its architecture. Google can not alter Android's architecture without destroying compatibility. Google sees Tizen as a massive threat (Samsung Z1 and Z3 were enormous successes in the countries they were released), which is why Google is creating Fuschia OS. I believe Google also sees Android as uncompetitive in the long-run.

13. ikgniw

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

Thank you so much for the info!

15. LiveFaith

Posts: 492; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Thanks for the education. Makes perfect sense on several points. Muh appreciated.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

A lot of misinformation. Android is coded in C with its root to Linux. Developer has a choice to code their apps in C or C++ using Google release Android NDK. . https://developer.android.com/ndk/index.html Google especially build a JVM for Android like any other Windows PC to enhance hardware compatibility and ease of development. C++ is normally reserve for games development which requires direct access to hardware to lower latency.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Most developer would just stick with Java running on the Android JVM as their app does not require direct hardware access not like fps games. I don't know what phone Applesexual123 uses that still lag but it's clear that he is no Android expert. I suggest he read Android programming module 1, the basic Android framework. He will find out how stupid his long essay is.

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

ikgniw, account created with 1 post; 'Thank you so much for the info!' That's it! wow! People these days do not seek fact or do the right thing. No wonder we are in such a sad state of affairs.

19. Fona13A unregistered

You're obsessed.

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No where near the level that people create fake accounts to like their own posting.

24. mudcat626

Posts: 230; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Certainly Tizen and the Samsung S2 have long battery life. Neither has any apps to run in the background to use battery. The S2,is a very simple smart watch. It cannot do a quarter of the things Apple Watch can do becaus of lack of apps. Tizen is no threat to iOS or Ad Droid. Blah, blah, blah, better luck next time.

26. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

To make more money, to also earn whatever money google makes through services and play store.

12. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

A legit OS/phone most likely. Sammy probably would love to have their own fully controlled eco system similar to Apple. It will be an uphill battle, that's for sure. Large emerging markets such as India are their best bet for now. Here's a decent article on it. http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/6/10722352/stop-making-fun-of-tizen

14. Fona13A unregistered

Sorry for the off-topic, but the Verge actually cheers for competition? Either way I wish for the best.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I know tizen can run smoothly on lower specs since its lighter than android.. but, if samsung really want to promote their own OS, cant they give (at least) give it a proper specs? :-/ so it can sideload more heavier android apps SD616, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 5inch 720p, 3500mAh battery and some nice 12MP mid-ranger class camera for $200 and Tizen will surpass windows mobile market share in one quarter, lol...

23. Fona13A unregistered

There's still a market for very basic smartphones. Samsung is playing it safe, which has both how and downs...

25. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Better yet, give an option to consumers to dual-boot Tizen on their flagships. Make the installer available as an app on the Samsung app store and let users decide if they want to try it or not.

27. hajmusah3

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2017

Please if i download something on my samsung z2 and if i install it,it does not install

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