Samsung has finally launched its first real Tizen smartphone, the Z1, after two years of delays. The Samsung Z1 smartphones are available in India for 5,700 rupees along with 14 Indian regional languages according to the report. This is not the first time that Samsung has introduced a smartphone powered by its in-house OS.
The Z1 has a 4-inch (10.2 cm) WVGA PLS screen with 480p resolution, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 768MB RAM and 4GB internal storage that may be expanded as much as 64GB via the addition of a microSD card.
The Z1 has 3.1 megapixel rear camera along with automatic face-detect, “dream shot” and a 0.3 megapixel front one. It runs Tizen 2.3 OS and it delivers a faster boot time and enhanced web performance to offer users faster page loading times with decreased data usage.
The Z1 has a 1,500 mAh battery and it has an ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’ to stretch the battery backup. The company claims it’s going to supply eight hours of speak-time.
The Z1 measures 120.4 x 63.2 x 9.7 mm and weighs 112 grams, it presents a twin SIM 2G/3G slot, it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth four.1, USB 2.zero and GPS.
Users will need to download OpenMobile’s app compatibility layer to run Android apps in Z1, all Android apps will not work on Tizen.
Samsung Z1 does not look very different from the company’s Android offerings and essentially follows the same design language, complete with rounded corners, a metallic rim and the physical Home button. It is available in three colours – white, black and red, and is made from plastic materials and will be available in stores from January 14.