Samsung to Launch Tizen powered 'Z1' Phone in India on December 10

According to a report from South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, South Korean IT giant Samsung Electronics plans to to launch a new $100 (roughly Rs. 6,200) smartphone running on its own Tizen operating system in India later this month. The newspaper also reports that Samsung will hold a press conference on December 10 to launch its first Tizen smartphone, to be called the Z1.

Samsung had initially planned to launch a Tizen smartphone in Russia in the third quarter but scrapped the plan. The firm said at the time that it wanted to further enhance the ecosystem behind Tizen.

For those who dont know about the OS, Tizen is an open source operating system that's built on linux. It is used on a variety of smart devices including smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, smart digital cameras, smart TVs, media players, vehicles , PCs, printers, and smart home appliances.It is already available on Samsung's smartwatches and fitness trackers like the Gear S and the Gear Fit.
According to Tizen Indonesia Blog, the new Z1 smartphone could have the model number SM-Z130H [Codenamed Kiran] and will feature a 4-inch WVGA display, a 3.2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera. The handset is also rumored to be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Spreadtrum SC7727S processor, coupled with a Mali-400 GPU and 512MB RAM. Other rumored specs include dual-SIM card slots, 3G network compatibility, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, and FM Radio.

The Tizen running Z1 will compete against Google over Android One devices in the smartphone market.
Source : Tizen Indonesia , Reuters

Kaiser Bey
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Samsung to Launch Tizen powered 'Z1' Phone in India on December 10 Samsung to Launch Tizen powered 'Z1' Phone in India on December 10 Reviewed by Kaiser on 12/01/2014 06:39:00 PM
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