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Samsung Z1 Tizen Smartphone Launched in India for Rs. 5700, Available from Jan 14th



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Samsung has officially launched the Samsung Z1 smartphone with the Tizen OS, for a price of Rs. 5700 in India. As leaked earlier, it comes with a 4-inch WVGA screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, a 1500mAh battery, 3.1-megapixel camera, and 4GB of internal storage with MicroSD card slot for expansion. It also supports 3G connectivity.

Samsung calls the interface of Z1 as a “lightweight Tizen platform” and claims that the device will have a fast boot time, web performance and a good battery efficiency as well. How real is this, we’ll get to know only after our review.

Samsung is officially coming up with the Tizen OS based Samsung Z1 smartphone in January, with the smartphone having all the entry level specs, and Samsung is indeed going to bring this with a pricing comparable to the Moto E and Xiaomi Redmi 1s.

Samsung has been using Android OS since years, and now, this step can be its start to shy away from the Android ecosystem. A few pictures from a retailer in India seemed to have shown all the specifications of the device. The Samsung Z1 is said to be coming with 4-inch WVGA display, Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor with 768MB RAM and 4GB internal storage with MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. The rear 3-megapixel fixed focus rear camera will be able to record only VGA videos, and there is a VGA front facing camera as well.

The Dual SIM Z1 is said to have Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS, and Samsung’s own Tizen Store is where you will see applications available for download. The expected pricing of the Z1 is Rs. 5000 to Rs. 6000.

Img. Credit: Manish Khatri

Earlier: Samsung Z1 Tizen-based Smartphone to launch in India on December 10th
Samsung’s plans on its own smartphone OS (Tizen) is finally seeing some light in India, with a smartphone dubbed “Z1” to see an official entry into the Indian market this month, during a press conference on 10th December. The price of the smartphone is reportedly going to be in the sub-$100 range, i.e. under the price of Rs. 6000, and this should be an interesting one against the Android One series.

Samsung has been only dependent on the Android platform in the past half decade, except for a handful number of devices with Windows Phone OS, and now the company is looking to reduce the dependency, thus is the trial with their own Tizen OS.

As is the pricing, the specs too are expected to be entry-level, as the Samsung Z1 is said to be featuring a Snapdragon quad-core chipset clocking at 1.2 GHz, and a 4-inch display with WVGA resolution. 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot is going to be packed internally, and the smartphone will have a 3.2-megapixel rear camera.

This is not the first device attempted with Tizen by Samsung, as it was the Samsung Z back in July, which was announced but then was removed before the official launch, as the company was looking to make changes and enhance the Tizen OS ecosystem further.

The smartphone is said to be coming with Dual SIM connectivity, and FM Radio as well. Though there is no phone available with Tizen OS, Samsung’s smartwatch already has the OS running in it. It will be interesting to see how the Tizen OS fares against the big lot of smartphones with Android OS, available in the budget range now.

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