Samsung Z1 starts selling at Rs 5,700
Samsung has finally launched the Z1, its first smartphone running the Tizen operating system, in India. Priced at Rs 5,700, the Z1 smartphone sports a 4-inch WVGA PLS display along with a 3.1 MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. Running on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 768MB RAM and 4GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB, the Z1 runs on Tizen 2.3 operating system.
The device measures 120.4 x 63.2 x 9.7 mm and weighs 112 grams. It is powered by a 1500mAh battery and comes with regular connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and GPS. Tizen is a Linux-based operating system is developed to compete with Android.
On the app front, Tizen OS comes with its Tizen Store. Android apps will run through OpenMobile ACL. Tizen doesn’t have in-built support for Android apps, so, users will have download OpenMobile’s app compatibility layer to run popular Android apps. All Android apps will not work on Tizen, however, few popular apps, like WhatsApp, will work.
Samsung has also parterned with Reliance and Aircel to offer 500MB of 3G data for free for six months. The smartphone comes in White, Blackand Wine Red colour options and will be available in stores from January 14.