Samsung has launched Samsung Z1 (Z130H), the company’s first budget Tizen OS smartphone in India, as expected. It has a 4-inch WVGA display, is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Tizen OS 2.3. It has a 3.1-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera. It has dual SIM support and 3G connectivity.
It has Ultra Power Saving Mode to extend the battery life, comes with free access to premium content though Club Samsung such as 270,000 songs and over 80 live TV channels. It comes with free access to Hungama music for three months and free nexGTv and Box TV subscription for three months.
It lets you enable SOS alert with just a press of the power button four times, which will send out Help message to the user’s primary contacts and track the user’s location to provide necessary assistance. It also has built-in AntiVirus protection that automatically checks for any viruses when users install an app, check email or receive an SMS.
Commenting on the launch, Hyun Chil Hong, President and CEO, Samsung India Electronics, said,
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. We have customized the Samsung Z1 to meet these unique, entertainment-focused needs of local Indian consumers for a personal and reliable mobile experience.
Samsung Z1 specifications
- 4-inch WVGA (800×480) PLS display
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Spreadtrum SC7727S processor with Mali 400 GPU
- 768MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD
- Tizen OS 2.3
- Dual SIM
- Dimensions: 120.4×63.2×9.7mm; Weight: 112 g
- 3.1MP rear camera with LED Flash
- VGA front-facing camera
- 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS
- 1500mAh battery
The Samsung Z1 comes in White, Black and Wine Red colors, is priced at Rs. 5,700 and is available across India starting today. It comes with 500MB of 3G data free every month for 6 months for Reliance and Aircel users.