Samsung has managed to sell over 1 million units of Z1 smartphone, which is powered by the in-house Tizen OS. The device was launched in January this year and it is an impressive figure.
On this occasion, Asim Warsi, VP of Marketing for Mobile and IT, Samsung India said,
“Our insights have shown that consumers hesitate to move beyond the familiar basic and simple interaction with their mobile devices. Keeping this in mind, Samsung Z1 features an easy to use UI that offers a smooth and fast experience to ensure a seamless migration to smartphones. Samsung Z1 combines a great feature set along with a rapidly growing app ecosystem to offer consumers a differentiated smartphone experience. We are happy to see the response the device has received and will continue to grow the range for Tizen-powered smartphones.”
Tizen OS has been specially designed for the Indian smartphone consumers to showcase an uncomplicated UI with great battery life. It has been developed at Samsung’s R&D (Research and Development) lab in Bangalore.
Samsung Z1 with Tizen OS Specifications
The Samsung Z1 features a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) PLS display which is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Spreadtrum SC7727S processor with Mali 400 GPU. It has 768 MB of RAM and comes with 4 GB of internal memory which can also be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Tizen OS 2.3 and not Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The Z1 comes with a 3.1-megapixel rear primary camera with LED flash. On the front, it has a VGA front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It weighs only 112 grams and is 9.7 mm thick. The smartphone also has Dual SIM.
On the connectivity front, the Z1 has 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 and A-GPS. It has a 1,500 mAh battery under the hood with Ultra Power Saving Mode that extends its battery life.
The smartphone also comes with premium content which are absolutely free to access. It offers free access to 270,000 songs and over 80 live TV channels via Club Samsung. Hungama Music, nextGTv and Box TV subscriptions are also free for a period of three months. The phone powered by Tizen OS will also let us enable SOS alerts. It can be initiated by pressing the home button four times. It will send “Help” message to the user’s primary contacts which will help to track the location of the user to provide assistance. Z1 also comes with built-in AntiVirus protection. It will automatically check for viruses when you install any app, check or send email, etc. The Z1 will be available in Black, White and Wine Red colour variants.