This is the country's first Tizen-powered smartphone
Samsung today announced its Z1 phone in India which is going to be priced at Rs. 5,700. This is the first phone in India which is powered by the Tizen Operating System. About this new Tizen platform, the Samsung India Electronics President and CEO Hyun Chil Hong said that this will enable the Z1 phone to deliver a faster boot time as well as quick access to the apps. The phone is ideal for web browsing too because it has the ability to enhance the web performance with decreased data usage.
With the help of this new OS, Samsung will be able to reduce its reliance on rival Google’s Android platform which in behind majority of the smartphones and tablets of the Korean company. Prior to the advent of the Tizen OS, Samsung had also tried out the Bada OS but it couldn’t succeed as much as Tizen has. Currently, there are only a limited number of Samsung’s products which run on the Tizen OS and the list also includes the company’s Gear smartwatches. A Tizen based television is also rumored to be on the way.
According to Hong’s statement, the OS has been customized in such a way that it will be ready to meet entertainment-focused needs of local Indian consumers and will ultimately give them a more personal and reliable mobile experience. He also added, “The smartphone market in India is rapidly evolving, with many consumers using their device as their screen of choice for content including videos, television programs and video games, as well as a range of apps.”
The phone is based on the dual SIM model and other specs on the phone include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768 MB RAM and 4GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB. It sports a four-inch display, along with a 3.1 MP rear and a VGA front camera and 1,500 mAh battery.
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