Tizen OS makes its debut with Samsung launching its first Tizen Handset

To make it clear for those who are hearing Tizen for the very first time, Tizen is an open source operating system like Android on which majority of smartphones manufactured by Samsung and other smartphone manufacturing companies run currently. Tizen is an operating system developed by Samsung itself and will soon compete against Android an operating System by Google in days to come. After remarkable delays, Samsung finally unveiled its first Tizen Handset Samsung Z1.

Samsung Z1 Tizen
Samsung Z1 with Tizen OS

Samsung Z1 Tizen OS

Samsung has launched its first Tizen handset to target entry-level handsets hence one can expect the pricing of Samsung Z1 to be on the lower side.

Samsung Z1 Features and Specifications

Display : 4 inch WVGA TFT display

Processor : 1.2 GHz dual core CPU

RAM : 768 MB

Storage : 4 GB internal, microSD card slot up to 64 GB 

Camera : 3.1 MP rear and VGA at front 

Other Features : Samsung Z1 with Tizen OS features a dual SIM ,3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 1500 mAh battery.

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Additionally, Samsung is providing a package along with Samsung Z1 called “Joy Box” for entertainment which gives users access to over 270,000 songs, movies and over 80 live TV shows.

Samsung Z1 Tizen Release Date

Samsung Z1 is released today i.e. January 14th 2015 and will be available for purchase in India later today.

Samsung Z1 Price

Samsung Z1 price – 5,700 INR

By looking the specs of Samsung first Tizen handset Samsung Z1 one might not be impressed, however Samsung claims Tizen to be a lightweight OS which can easily run on the hardware Samsung Z1 offers. Moreover, Samsung is trying to attract customers by offering appealing deals. These include a 3 month subscription to popular music service Hungama  which a collection of over 2 million songs. Also, as mentioned earlier it is giving access to live TV services nexGTv and Box TV which will allow users to view over 6000 Bollywood and Hollywood movies.

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Users on carriers Airtel and Reliance will be credited with 500 MB of 3G data a month for up to 6 months from date of purchase.

We are looking forward for feedback on Samsung Z1 , its first Tizen device. Let us know what you think.


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