Samsung’s Tizen OS finally makes it to the market through Z1 smartphone

After months of waiting, the first Samsung smartphone dubbed Z1, with the Tizen OS preloaded has finally been made official. The South Korean giant has decided to bring the phone first to India and it could launch it in other markets depending on the response it gets.

The Samsung Z1 is powered by the Tizen 2.3 OS and unlike the now-scrapped Z model which carried high-end specs, this one is destined for the entry-level market. And it carries a price tag fit for the same category as well, but Rs 5700 is still a bit more than what we were expecting considering the features being offered.

Samsung Z1

The Samsung handset comes with a very familiar UI and also has many features found on its Android powered siblings, the Ultra Power Saving Mode being one of them. The phone has a lot of entertainment focused features which have been detailed out in this blog post.

Also read: Samsung’s entry-level Galaxy J1 handset gets pictured at last

Compared to the competition, you’d probably expect more from the Z1 in the hardware department. What you get is a 4-inch WVGA PLS touchscreen and a VGA camera on the front, while the rear sports a 3.1MP shooter. On the inside, a 1.2GHz dual core chipset does the hard work with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. There’s also a 1500mAh battery onboard and no dual SIM support which is a bit disappointing.

Samsung Tizen Launch

Here’s an overview of the Samsung Z1’s key specs:

– 4-inch WVGA PLS touchscreen
– 1.2GHz dual core processor
– 768MB RAM, 4GB ROM, 64GB expandable
– Tizen 2.3
– VGA front imager, 3.1MP rear snapper.
– 1500mAh battery

The Samsung Z1 is available in India dressed in colors of black, white and rad. The phone is also being bundled with free data from Reliance Communications and Aircel.