After several rounds of rumors and leaks, Samsung has finally launched its Tizen based smartphone in India, priced at 5,700 INR. Samsung is betting on its Tizen phone to compete in budget price range, where it has lost significant market share to domestic and Chinese competition.

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The Dual SIM Samsung Z1 features a usable 4 Inch PLS LCD WVGA display with 800 X 480 pixels, powered by 1.2 GHz dual core Spreadtrum SC7727S processor with 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage and 64 GB MicoSD support. You cannot play full HD videos, but that isn’t something you will sincerely miss on the 4 inch display

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For photography, there is a 3.1 MP rear camera with coupled with a basic VGA front camera. Battery capacity is 1500 mAh and a battery saver mode is also present for extended usage during critical times. Samsung claims that this battery can last for 7 hours of video playback and 8 hours of talk time. Samsung plans on keeping Tizen OS simple and intuitive.

Software includes security  features, private mode and additional feature which lets you send help messages. users will also get free subscription to Hungama Music for 3 months, Free access to premium content via Club Samsung, which includes over 270,000 songs and 80 live TV channels.

Connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB2.0 and GPS. Measuring 120.4 x 63.2 x 9.7 mm, it is not the slimmest phone in its class, but should be easily manageable with a moderate weight of 112 grams.

The smartphone market in India is rapidly evolving, with many consumers using their device as their screen of choice for content including videos, television programs and video games, as well as a range of apps ,” said Mr. Hyun Chil Hong, president and CEO, Samsung India Electronics, “we have customized Samsung Z1 to meet these unique entertainment-focused  needs of local Indian consumers for a personal and reliable mobile experience”

Samsung will also offer 500 MB of free 3G data for Aircel and Reliance customers for first 6 months with Samsung Z1. The handset will be available in Wine red, Black and White colors starting from today.

Key Specs

Model Samsung Z1
Display 4 Inch, WVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core
RAM 768 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Tizen 2.3 OS
Camera 3.1 MP/ VGA
Battery 1500 mAh
Price 5,700 INR
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