The Tizen-based Samsung Z1 announced for India


Samsung isn’t content to let its Tizen OS die, and it looks like one of those Tizen-based smartphones is finally gearing up for a launch in India. The device is known as the Samsung Z1, and it’s a mid-ranger that’s set to debut next month.

Samsung had big plans for its Tizen lineup, and originally it was envisioned to encompass a variety of their products from low to high-range gadgets. Thus far, the OS has been limited to wearables, but the Samsung Z1 aims to change that. It isn’t the top-tier handset Sammy’s fans may have wanted, but it is extremely cheap.

The Samsung Z1 will sport a 4-inch WVGA display, and comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core chip, 768MB of RAM and 4GB of expandable storage. It will have a 3MP sensor on its backside, and connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, A-GPS, WiFi direct, and an FM radio. The dual-SIM Samsung Z1 will get its juice from a 1,500mAh battery and is listed as running Tizen 2.3.

As mentioned, the Samsung Z1 is cheap, and the Z1 price is expected to be around $90  bucks unlocked. The rumor mill has the handset slated to debut in India on January 18th before moving on to China in February. The Samsung Z1 price is sure to draw in some curious customers, but it remains to be seen how the OS will stack up against Android 5.0.

Are you curious about Sammy’s new OS or would you prefer they just stick to Android?

via – Gigaom,   GSMarena

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