Samsung Z1 Tizen phone leaks, could launch soon


Samsung’s Z1 Tizen smartphone has been leaked on Twitter by Mumbai based retailer Mahesh Telecom.

Given the fact, the phone has been leaked by a retailer, it could launch soon, contrary to reports on the Internet.  In fact, it is believed that on January 18 Samsung could launch the product for less than $100 in India. This will make India the first market for Tizen.

Going by the specs, the phone appears to be a rather low-end offering. Reportedly, it has a 4-inch WVGA screen, and an unknown dual-core 1.2GHz CPU with 768MB of RAM. Internally, it will have 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 1,500mAh battery.

The Z1 will supposedly be a dual-SIM smartphone, which is logical considering it will be a low-end offering.

The camera hardware of the product could be quite meagre. It is being reported that the phone will have a 3-megapixel camera on the back, and VGA camera on the front.

Other frills of the phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a FM Radio.

Tizen is an operating system, which was union of Samsung’s Bada OS and Intel’s contribution in the MeeGo platform. Tizen is being pitched as an alternative to Android.

Samsung has been developing Tizen for 2 years, but so far it does not have the developer ecosystem in place to push it against Android, iOS or even for that matter Windows Phone.

The only Tizen based products in the market are Samsung’s own Gear smartwatches. Reports claims that Samsung is preparing a Tizen based smart television.

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