We all know about Samsung’s in-house Tizen operating system, and now, a South Korean newspaper is reporting that the tech giant is all set to launch a smartphone running on Tizen OS in India this month. The device is slated to be called Samsung Z1. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
This falls in line with our earlier reportage as the device has been spotted online on several occasions and is rumored to be an entry-level smartphone. As for specifications, it will feature a 4-inch 480p display with a pixel density of 288ppi. It will be powered by a 1.2GHz processor paired with 512MB of RAM, and will run on Tizen OS 2.3. The phone will come with a 3.2-megapixel camera. Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
Earlier reports also suggest that the phone will be priced between Rs 5,000 and Rs 15,000, which again falls in line with today’s report. The company is also expected to offer Club Samsung 2.0 service, through which it will offer localized music, videos, TV shows and other content to lure in Indian audience. Also Read - Gorilla Glass DX, DX+ to now protect your phone cameras, will debut on a Samsung phone
First spotted by Reuters, the local daily writes that Samsung will hold a press conference on December 10, where the first Tizen-powered smartphone Z1 will be released. There is no official statement from the company, nor have they sent out any media invites indicating nay launch.
Samsung’s attempts to reduce reliance on Android and further enhance the ecosystem behind Tizen will be interesting to see once the device releases. Currently, only a handful of devices, including the firm’s smartwatch products, run on the platform.