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Low-end Samsung SM-Z130H should be launched soon, here's its Tizen UI

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Low-end Samsung SM-Z130H should be launched soon, here's its Tizen UI
The Samsung SM-Z130H that we told you about earlier this month is the first low-end Samsung handset to run Tizen OS. While the smartphone has yet to be officially announced, SamMobile recently discovered more details about it, including screenshots of its UI.

The SM-Z130H runs Tizen 2.3, and it’s pretty clear that its UI resembles Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. The phone will come with some features that are already available on Samsung’s Android devices - like Ultra Power Saving Mode, and Private Mode - as well as with various apps pre-installed (Facebook, Twitter, and even Google apps).

According to SamMobile, the SM-Z130H is codenamed KIRAN, but its final name isn’t known at this point. Specs-wise, the handset offers a 4-inch TFT display with 480 x 800 pixels, 3.2 MP rear camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, dual-core 1.2 GHz Spreadtrum SC7727S processor, and 512 MB of RAM. Dual SIM support, Wi-Fi, FM radio and Bluetooth 4.0 are also included.

Samsung should launch the SM-Z130H in India first (sometime before the end of the year), possibly as a response to Google’s Android One handsets. We don’t know how much the Tizen handset will cost, but it shouldn’t be too much anyway. Interested?


source: SamMobile

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posted on 17 Nov 2014, 16:24 7

1. Ziggy (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Oct 2014)


Samsung, stop trying to make Tizen happen, it's not going to happen.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 16:50 3

3. Tziggy14 (Posts: 440; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


Indians are known to take any phone that will offer the cheapest prices to use. Thats why Windows phones and feature phones still thrive there.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 18:00 8

11. ferret101 (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Wow, please check facts before stereotyping.

Indians are known to take phones which offer the best value and those aren't necessarily dirt cheap.(The nexus 5 which although was available for nearly $500, was a huge sales success)

The only windows phones that have sold well in India are the 520 and 920 and both were brilliant devices for their time. And features phones will sell in the country where a third of the population lives below the poverty line. However that being said, feature phone users are upgrading to $100 dollar droids like moto e, zenfone 4, android one and redmi 1s

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 23:18 1

24. frederick333123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


@ferret wel said bro.... +1000

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 18:30

13. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Ohhhhhhh that's totally bull__t. Stop sending foreign garbage in India.

posted on 18 Nov 2014, 09:30

26. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


nope , that is not how it works here. indians when on budget look for value . When we are in mood of spending we buy only the best and most expensive case in point note 4 and 6 plus.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 16:55 3

5. sgodsell (Posts: 3224; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Its not going to have all the apps that both Android an iOS currently have. That's a given. Samsung does have great hardware. I love their AMOLED displays. They are going to fight an uphill battle with the other mobile OS's.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 21:48

22. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


oh boy..! this makes me realize how beautiful TouchWiz is :o. And at least TW had android app support to back them, what does Tizen have?! bada apps?!!

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 16:42

2. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Looks more like a Firefox OS competitor.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 16:50 2

4. UglyFrank (Posts: 1580; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


It looks exactly like touchwiz on android so it is perfect for people who don't even know what android is

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 17:37 2

8. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


That is the point. Get people used to the style and not the OS. Eventually Sammy can get rid of Android and no one will care because they are used to Touchwiz and not the underlying os.

posted on 18 Nov 2014, 09:32

27. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


what about apps ? it can go both ways.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 20:06

15. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Most people don't, so it's rather perfect.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 21:05

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 5330; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Perfect for people that dislike samsung and android.

Well, elitewolverine finally an OS that is worse than wp8. Does it make you happy?

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 21:22

21. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Honestly its only fanboys that think a person goes into a store, well instead of person, we will say vast majority. And go. I need Samsung with Android Lollipop please and access to 1million apps via google play store, even though i will install 10.

No they go into the store, look at the phone, feel it in hand. Will ask the sales associate "How is this phone" the sales associate will try to judge the person and go from there.

I could care less if it's worse, i have the opportunity to use iOS, Android, WP, and others DAILY. I get to play on phones for a living, i also get to fix all the android bugs, fbi security breaks, camera fails, acorn/contacts/process etc errors that come up with android. I get to see someone buy a 100$ 8gb phone and find out most apps cant be moved to the sd card.

Point in case, no one really cares about the OS except fanboys or people interested monetarily in the ecosystem (developers/stock holders).

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 21:55

23. joey_sfb (Posts: 5330; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


That's a long posting for someone that don't care.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 16:59

6. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


In low end markets like India, mexico, and many other countries where paying 200$ for a phone is considered too much. Thing is in those markets its either WP8 or android thriving. Its just too late for tizen.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 17:19

7. magnanimus (Posts: 524; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


What's the focus here? Skewmorphism or flat UI? Why are there both rounded elements and rectangular elements? Are they going for simplicity or usual Touchwiz feature packed? Are they really planning on making the UI blue themed (bad idea)?

I feel Samsung engineers that work on software don't really know what they're doing half the time. They do poorly in trying to create a consistent easy to use UI and I think this is one of the reasons they're losing sales. They should try to hire engineers from Apple or Google to guide them in the right track plus also improve on the updates.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 18:11

12. vincelongman (Posts: 4102; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Both iOS and Android are a mix of skeuomorphism or flat UI as well

iOS still have gradients (e.g. icons) and has glass translucent planes (e.g. notifications)

Material Design is very skeuomorphic, its meant to emulate paper after all, it uses shadows/lighting and motion/physics

posted on 18 Nov 2014, 09:36

28. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


But in the end it looks better than this thing . Material design is not skeuomorphic , apart from paper they are not emulating any real world object . Physics is present in wp also .

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 17:38

9. greenelektron (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Who else creates tizen phones? Who makes apps for this? Put tizen elsewhere and not on phones.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 17:39

10. greenelektron (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Sell this phone for $50

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 19:02

14. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


The UI looks exactly the same as TouchWiz, except the icons are circular.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 20:09

16. Mfa901 (Posts: 250; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


no.6 looks like aviat launcher homescreen

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 20:52

17. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


just garbage... go ahead and let it out since that's what they do anyways

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 20:53

18. wando77 (Posts: 808; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


How can it have ultra power saving mode as I thought this was only achievable with an amoled display?

posted on 18 Nov 2014, 04:03

25. RoboBonobo (Posts: 61; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


UPSM does other stuff, too, that doesn't depend on the screen.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 21:12

20. Ceffmhico (Posts: 33; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


I guess this tizen os will not be a true success like what happened to bada os., :(

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