Samsung launches first Tizen powered smartphone in India on experimental basis



After much pondering and study, Samsung has rolled out its much delayed and publicized Tizen operating system and its first consumer-end device called Z1, priced at Rs 5,700.

The phone was first sighted back in 2014, falling into the hands of distributors and retailers who were detailed about Z1 phone.
Tizen Z1 smartphone will sport a 4 inch WVGA (480x800p) display and running on Tizen 2.3 version platform. Under the hood, Z1 will capitalize on the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, paired with 768MB RAM. Storage wise, you’ll get 4GB space, expandable by up to 32GB via microSD slot. It comes fitted with a 3MP rear snapper with flash and VGA front camera. Connectivity wise, Tizen will come better treated compared to Firefox, as Tizen Z1 will offer dual-SIM option, 3G usage, WI-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and FM Radio among others.

Tizen users will have to rely on Tizen store for applications that we hope are regularly updated for the sake of user and the ecosystem. Unlike the pricing of Firefox phones (around Rs 2000), Samsung has opted to go for Rs 5700 pricing with Tizen Z1 smartphone, available
this is what Samsung intends to offer with its first ever Tizen device in India, then we dearly hope that the company manages to package the product with quality service assurances. We’re hearing that the Z1 will support Android apps from the word go and that hardly comes as a surprise to us, keeping in mind the current position of Tizen’s own application catalogue.

Samsung Z1 will be available across the country from 14 January onwards.

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