Samsung’s Tizen-powered smartphones have seen some acceptance from the South Asian countries including India. After debuting the market with Samsung Z1 in January last year, the Samsung Z3 was launched later in October. Now the company is rumored to launch the Samsung Z1 (2016) bearing the model number SM-Z150. Earlier this year, the company has launched the Galaxy A5 (2016) & Galaxy A7 (2016) as the successor for Galaxy A5 & Galaxy A7 that are launched in 2015.
If the rumors are to be believed, Samsung will be launching the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) in the next few months. Along with the Z1 (2016), we can also expect Samsung to launch the next gen Tizen smartphone Samsung Z5 (SM-Z510FD). Talking about the Z1 (2016), it is said to come with AMOLED display and might sport better internals compared to Z1. The Samsung Z1 runs on Tizen 2.3 OS and sports entry-level specifications.
It came with a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display and is powered by 1.2GHz Spreadtrum SC7727S dual-core processor. There is just 768MB of RAM to take of normal operation and multitasking on this lightweight Tizen platform. It has 4GB of internal storage that can be further expanded via MicroSD card slot. The device includes a 3.1MP rear camera, VGA front camera, and a 1,500mAh battery.At the time of launch, the Z1 is priced at Rs. 5,700 but it is now retailing at just Rs. 3,990.
The Z1 (2016) can be launched with a better resolution display and along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It might also run on the latest Tizen 2.4 OS that was announced in October las year. Based on some reports, Samsung has sold more than three million Tizen-powered smartphones in its first year. The major share of the sales come from the India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Apart from launching the Z1 (2016) and Z5, we also expect Samsung to launch Tizen smartphones in other developing markets.