Samsung has finally launched its first Tizen powered $91 smartphone for consumers in India, but the Samsung Z1 lacks popular apps as there are few developers on the Tizen store, the Z1 is likely not be as popular as Samsung’s Android smartphones.
According to Mr. Hyun Chil Hong, President and CEO, Samsung India Electronics, “We have customized the Samsung Z1 to meet unique, entertainment-focused needs of local Indian consumers for a personal and reliable mobile experience.”
Samsung says it will launch a free entertainment package called ‘Joy Box’, giving users access to music, TV and movies and free access to premium content available on Club Samsung-users can stream and download from over 270,000 songs, and watch over 80 live TV channels. The firm has also partnered with mobile Live TV service nexGTv and Box TV, bundled for three month, allowing consumers to watch their favourite TV shows and enjoy over 7000 Bollywood and Hollywood movies at around INR 1,750/- a year.Available in White, Black and Wine Red, Z1 users will get up to 500MB of 3G data free every month over a 6 month period but it will be a long time for users to get access to apps like their counterparts in the Android ecosystem.
Samsung Z1 Product Specifications
|Network||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSDPA 900/2100 MHz|
|Display||4” WVGA PLS screen|
|AP||1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor|
|Camera||Rear: 3.1 MPFront: VGA|
|Camera Features||Auto Face Detect Feature, Dream Shot|
|Video||MP4, M4V, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV|
|Audio||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB, FLAC|
|Additional Features||Ultra Power Saving Mode, Private Mode, Send Help Message, Security|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth® 4.1USB 2.0GPS|
|Memory||4GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)768 MB RAM|
|Dimension, Weight||120.4 x 63.2 x 9.7 mm, 112g|