Samsung Z1 receives price cut in India; gearing up to launch two new Tizen-OS smartphones

Samsung's only Tizen-based smartphone Z1 which was launched at Rs 5700 in India, is now available on the company's e-store website at Rs 4990.

Samsung's only Tizen-based smartphone Z1 which was launched at Rs 5,700 in India, is now available on the company's e-store at Rs 4,990.

The smartphone sports a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) PLS screen. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and is paired with 768 MB RAM. The Z1 will run on Tizen OS v2.3. On the camera front, the smartphone has a 3.1 MP primary camera along with a front-facing VGA camera. It has an internal storage of 4GB which can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. The Z1 has a 1,500 mAh battery. The company claims it will offer 8 hours of talk-time. The device weighs a mere 112 grams and measures 120.4 × 63.2 × 9.7mm. In terms of connectivity, it offers a dual SIM 2G/3G slot, it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0 and GPS.

Though Samsung's Tizen Z1 got a ‘higher-than-expected’ sales volume in India, it was just around 1 percent. Even though, it does not look like Samsung is giving up on the Tizen OS. According to a report on TizenExperts, Samsung is in the process of developing the Z2 along with another unnamed Tizen smartphone.

The report states that Tizen Z2 will have a 540 x 960 PLS TFT-LCD display, 32-bit quad core processor, 1GB RAM along with an all new Tizen 3.0 User Interface with similarities to Samsung SUHD TV UI. The unnamed global Tizen smartphone is rumoured to have a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display, 2GB RAM along with an 8MP rear camera.

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