The much hyped Samsung Z1, is now being rumored to be launching in India on January 18. This is Samsung’s second attempt at its own operating system. This time, it’s called as Tizen.
Samsung is doing it again. They did it the first time with Bada and now they are going to repeat the same mistake with Tizen. Someone please tell Samsung to concentrate on its product lineup and stop trying to become what it can’t. Tizen is not ready for markets. There are limited apps and no established developer is going to waste their time on an entirely new platform.
The Samsung Z1 is now expected to be unveiled in India on January 18th. The Tizen flavored handset will feature a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800. This is not impressive even considering the face that it is aimed at emerging markets. There are other (read better) offerings.
That’s not all, the handset will have 768MB of RAM and 4GB of native storage. A 32GB capacity microSD slot is provided. A 3MP camera is all you get paired with a .3MP front-facing snapper. 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity is standard, and a 1500mAh battery keeps it ticking. Tizen 2.3 is pre-installed. We should also point out that the device supports dual SIM cards and has an FM radio built-in.
There is no word on the pricing but here are a few leaked pictures (courtsey PhoneAreana) that show off the new handset:
The Samsung Z1 was originally expected to be unveiled earlier this month. The event never happened.