Samsung Z1 gets a price cut in India, company working on 2 new Tizen phones

Samsung's only Tizen smartphone, the Z1 is getting a price-cut in India and will now cost Rs 4990.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: April 15, 2015 3:17 pm
Samsung Z1, Samsung Tizen phone launch ,Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone supports few Android apps via OpenMobile ACL. (Source: Debashis Sarkar)

Samsung’s only Tizen smartphone, the Z1 is getting a price-cut in India and will now cost Rs 4990, from its earlier price of Rs 5700.

In terms of specs, the Z1 is not a very impressive line-up from Samsung. The Z1 has a 4-inch WVGA PLS screen, 4 GB storage space which is expandable to 32 GB via microSD card, only 768 MB RAM which is rather disappointing and a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.

In addition to this, the Samsung Z1 has a 3.1 megapixel camera and a VGA front camera, a 1500mAh battery.

Tizen is a Linux-based operating system that Samsung had hoped would compete with Android. But given the early reactions to Z1, it hasn’t been an easy ride for Samsung.

The lack of apps and Samsung’s inability to lure developers to the Tizen platform has limited the potential of the OS. For Samsung, Tizen’s success is much-needed given how the last mobile OS they had created which was the Bada OS, completely lost out to Google’s Android.

But it seems Samsung has no plans of giving up on OS. According to a report on TizenExperts, Samsung is in the process of developing the Z2, and another unnamed Tizen smartphone.

The report claims that the Tizen Z2 will have 1GB RAM, a quad-core processor, a 540 x 960 PLS TFT-LCD screen and a 2000 mAh battery. The other unnamed Tizen smartphone will have a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, 2GB RAM and an 8 megapixel rear camera.

While Samsung’s Tizen Z1 hasn’t really set the sales record on fire in India, rumour mills indicate that the company is not about to give up on the platform just yet.

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