Samsung may be planning to give its low-end range a makeover, as a new leak shows the purported Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone, ahead of January 18 unveiling.
While the South Korean giant is rumored to unveil its first ever Tizen-based smartphone in India on January 18, Samsung on Monday unofficially unveiled the much-awaited handset at a partner event in Mumbai.
Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, known for leaking new devices ahead of launch, posted a series of photos on Twitter of the 'Samsung Z1'. With the images of the Samsung Z1, now already accessible to press and general public, the company's secretive Tizen-based smartphone is no more a secret. Therefore, it is safe to say that the cat is now out of the bag.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Samsung?src=hash">#Samsung</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Z1?src=hash">#Z1</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Tizen?src=hash">#Tizen</a> <a href="http://t.co/O0aYBurUce">pic.twitter.com/O0aYBurUce</a></p>— Manish Khatri (@MAHESHTELECOM) <a href="https://twitter.com/MAHESHTELECOM/status/546968884243230720">December 22, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
According to the retailer, the Samsung Z1 will run on Tizen 2.3 OS and feature a 4-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels) display; a 1.2GHz dual core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM; a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera; a VGA-quality front-facing shooter with f/2.4 aperture; 4GB of inbuilt storage; a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), and a 1500mAh battery.
The phone will include an array of connectivity options: dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and more. The retailer also claimed that the company has tie-up with Aircel and Reliance which will provide free 500MB of 3G data for six months.
As usual, Samsung has maintained silence on the exact availability of the Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone. Though, recently, a Samsung executive had reportedly confirmed the Z1 Tizen-based handset in India. If reports have anything to go by, Samsung's much delayed smartphone will cost less than $90 or Rs 5,670. The device will likely go on sale in China in February and Korea in the first half of 2015.
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