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Samsung Launches Tizen Running Z1

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday January 14, 2015.

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Samsung Z1
Samsung Z1

Samsung first Tizen based smartphone has walked a long and bumpy road to release, but today the Korean company officially launched the Samsung Z1. This is of course the first ever handset to run Samsung?s own Tizen operating system, a first in what will likely be many handsets over the next few years that pull the company further away from Google's Android.

It hasn't been a smooth ride for the Z1, it has gone from being a flagship baiting smartphone to a budget one that will target emerging markets. That said, Samsung seems to have done a good job of hitting a sweet spot of specs, design, and affordability. The Samsung Z1 looks pretty good, while it has a 4-inch 480 x 800 screen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB internal memory, expandable to 64 GB via microSD, a 3.1 MP / 0.3 MP camera combo, and a 1,500 mAh battery.

Pretty unspectacular stuff, but interesting when one considers the price tag of around $90 in India, where the handset is rolling out.

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