Samsung Z1 priced Rs 5700, powered by Tizen OS
Samsung Z1 Priced Rs 5700, Powered by Tizen OS. Following a lot of speculation and an abort launch in Russia last year, Samsung has finally launched its first phone powered by the Tizen operating system.
Washington: Following a lot of speculation and an abort launch in Russia last year, Samsung has finally launched its first phone powered by the Tizen operating system.
The Samsung Z1, which has been launched in India initially, is priced at 5,700 rupees (92 dollars) and is available in stores, reported TechCrunch.
The affordable phone comes with a four-inch WVGA PLS screen, 768 MB RAM and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. It features a 3.1-megapixel camera on the rear, and a limited VGA camera on the front.
The phone operates on version 2.3 of the Tizen OS and has 4GB on-device storage which can be expanded by up to 64GB via a micro SD card. The phone supports dual SIMs.
The company has placed a lot of focus on content with this launch. Hyun Chil Hong, President and CEO of Samsung in India, said that the phone has been designed to meet the "unique, entertainment-focused needs of local Indian consumers" and comes with a 'Joy Box' package that provides free access to content from Club Samsung, and trial access to Hungama.com, nextGTv and Bot TV.
The content requires bandwidth and a joint promotion with operator Airtel gives customers 500MB of 3G data for free for an initial six months.
Tizen has long been seen as Samsung's attempt to hedge its reliance on Google and Android although; this first incarnation of the new OS will not compete with its high-end devices in any way.