Samsung Imminent To Launch Tizen-Based Z1 Smartphone In India On Jan. 18

Finally today we got details regarding the Tizen-based Samsung Z1 leaks, actually the first smartphone based on Tizen was named Samsung Z, cancelled later, after all Tizen partners backed off the Project Zero. Samsung even though continued developing Tizen, but instead of targeting high-end devices, as the Samsung Z was supposed to be, it will now be intended for budget-range handsets.

Samsung could finally release its over delayed Z1 Tizen smartphone (model number SM-Z130H) in the first month of next year. Supposed to launch its first affordable smartphone – Samsung Z1. Targets with a release date of January 18, 2015 for the official premiere of Z1 smartphone. Debuts in India and should cost around $90, respectively.

Indian customers should be able to buy the new Samsung Z1 handset online, as well as through Samsung’s existing sales networks altogether. Specifications, as previously mentioned, the Samsung Z1 is an entry-level smartphone made to help the Korean giant fight off the ultra cheap devices that are very popular in emerging market. At 100,000 Korean won, you will be getting a 4-inch WVGA display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3.2MP snapper and a mid-range connectivity package including 3G support and Wi-Fi. More off its a dual-SIM Tizen smartphone.

Glimpse of the Samsung Z1 from a leaked presentation slide, below.

Here are two screenshots from the latest version of Tizen OS – one shows up the homescreen and another the phonebook.

Samsung-Z1-Tizen-HomescreenTizen OS

According to The Korea Economic Daily, a Samsung official declared that the Z1 Tizen-based handset will be launched on January 18, 2015, in India . Available in China in February and later it will be hitting its homeland stores – South Korea. Stay tuned!


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