Samsung Redwood Z9005 Tizen smartphone spotted in purported hands-on video

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The much-anticipated first Tizen smartphone from Samsung, thought to be called the Redwood Z9005, has been purportedly revealed thanks to a hands-on video that surfaced online.

Tizen Experts has posted a hands-on video showing Samsung's rumoured Tizen smartphone, the Redwood Z9005, which quite obviously appears to be a pre-production unit. The hands-on video reveals does reveal the phone's overall design however. The smartphone is seen running Tizen OS version 2.2 with build number Z9005XXMI3, which according to the site is still under development.

The reviewer also claims that the Samsung Redwood Tizen smartphone was recently sent to developers in India. The 10 minute long hands-on video shows the smartphone in action and reveals different features such as how the toggle of the smartphone features a scrollable status bar with icon animations, looking quite similar to Android and even Samsung's TouchWiz UI.

The notifications toggle of Redwood also shows a clear all button, which is again similar to the Android smartphones. Other interface similarities with Samsung's TouchWiz UI are further showcased in the video. Finally, the hands-on also shows the device coming with 12.15GB of inbuilt storage (user-accessible).

There were rumours about the delay in the rollout of Tizen based devices, but it seems Samsung might release its first Tizen smartphone soon.

Previously a report suggested that Samsung's SM-Z9005 Tizen smartphone would come with an HD display, Snapdragon chipset. However, the screen size was not revealed and it was also not clear if it would be a dual-core or a quad=core processor.

A pre-release version of 'Tizen 3.0' was also leaked in September this year, running on the Samsung Galaxy S4, which gave a look at the alleged user-interface of the Tizen OS.

Earlier this month, Systena unveiled the Tizen tablet build kits, which was the first Tizen-based tablet to be available in the market; however, it was specifically aimed at developers in Japan.

You can watch the alleged Redwood Z9005 hands-on video here.


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