Samsung Z4, Tizen 3.0 OS, release, specifications, images, camera, battery
Tizen 3.0-powered Samsung Z4 with quad-core CPU launched; all you need to knowSamsung Newsroom (screen-shot)

Leading mobile maker Samsung has launched the brand new phone Z4 powered by company's proprietary Tizen OS.

Samsung Z4 flaunts a visually appealing exterior cover on the back with textures, which also gives the phone a good grip. On the front, it features a 4.5-inch HD display with 2.5D glass shield, which not only exudes a premium feel but also protects the screen edges from cracking during drops. Under-the-hood, Z4 houses 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt storage and 2,050mAh battery.

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Samsung Z4 boasts of a good camera hardware. The phone has a 5MP snapper on the back with dual-LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. On the front, it comes packed with the same 5MP shooter and also a dedicated single-LED flash support for quality selfies under low-light conditions. For faster selfies, Samsung has incorporated gesture features, which allows users to take a photo by showing their palm or by saying launch phrase"cheese" or by waiting for Auto Selfie, which uses facial recognition to take sharp and accurate pictures.

Samsung Z4 runs on the new Tizen 3.0 OS, which comes with an array of features, which offer fast and easy access to frequently used functions.

Samsung Z4, Tizen 3.0 OS, release, specifications, images, camera, battery
Tizen 3.0 OS-powered Samsung Z4 launched; all you need to knowSamsung Newsroom (screen-shot)

Users can use different combinations of physical buttons or swipe the screen, to create shortcuts including Quick Talk, Quick Torch, Quick Launch of camera or Quick Switch without returning to the home screen. For instance, Quick Talk will launch a set of shortcuts localised by region, such as Alarm, Call, or Music, simply through voice activated commands.

"We're dedicated to providing our customers with devices that offer smarter mobile interactions," said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. "The Samsung Z4 brings a simplified mobile experience to first time smartphone users and represents our ongoing commitment to expanding the Tizen ecosystem," Koh added.

Samsung Z4 availability:

The company has confirmed that Samsung Z4 will hit India stores first with gold, black and silver colour options. The price of the device is expected to be announced during the local launch events.

As of now, there is no word on when Samsung will release the Z4 in other markets.

Watch this space for latest news on Samsung products.

Key specifications of Samsung Z4:

Model Samsung Z4
Display 4.5-inch WVGA (480x800p) screen with 2.5D glass shield
OS Tizen 3.0
Processor 1.5GHz quad-core
Storage 8GB, expandable via microSD card
  • Main: 5MP camera with dual-LED flash, f/2.2 aperture
  • Front: 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and dedicated LED flash support
Battery 2,050mAh
Network 4G-LTE, VoLTE & VoW-Fi
Add-ons Single/dual SIM slots (depending on the region of sale), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS/GLONASS, USB v2.0,
Dimensions 132.9 x 69.2 x 10.3 mm
Weight 143g
Colours Black, gold and white