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Samsung sold over 100,000 Tizen-based Z1 smartphones

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Samsung sold over 100,000 Tizen-based Z1 smartphones
Several weeks ago, we told you that sales of Samsung's Tizen-based Z1 smartphone had exceeded expectations (at least according to a Samsung official). Now, Business Korea has it that Samsung sold more than 120,000 Z1 handsets since launch: over 100,000 in India, and 20,000 in Bangladesh. While these figures aren't that impressive, we must not forget that the Z1 is a smartphone that runs a completely new OS and competes with lots of other cheap handsets (mostly based on Android).

The Z1 costs around $90 unlocked, and Samsung is reportedly "carrying out aggressive marketing campaigns" to promote it in India and Bangladesh (the only markets where the smartphone is currently available). Samsung bets on the fact that customers appreciate the fast Tizen UI, the handset's long battery life, and the local-targeted media content. These things aside, the Z1 features a 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, dual SIM capabilities, 3 MP rear camera, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 768 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of expandable storage space.

It's said that Samsung plans to launch the Z1 in more Asian markets, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Samsung will probably not release the Z1 in North America and Europe, but that doesn't mean it can't introduce other upcoming Tizen handsets there.


source: Business Korea

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posted on 17 Feb 2015, 00:04 5

1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


120000 got scammed by seller into buying tizen...

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 00:08 12

3. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


whenever there's samsung success you cheap guys pop up. even if a phone is priced to the way you guys like, you will always complain.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 00:54

7. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


They just want a cheap smartphone, that's all. But for smart consumers, they'll definitely spend a bit more on buying a better phone like the Redmi 1S.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 01:05 5

8. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Your point is correct but people see the brand also, they will prefer a budget phone from Samsung than Xaomi at the same price point. Thats the case in my country, there are Xaomi phones but many people aren't buying them because the brand is still alien to them.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 01:23

11. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


I understand, some people still don't trust Chinese brands. But in my country, many people are using Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo phones, sure not as much as Samsung phones but still there are many. For me, I do trust these Chinese brands, so I might get a Chinese brand phone soon.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 01:35

12. hohoho (Posts: 65; Member since: 12 Dec 2014)


hurrr

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 00:06 2

2. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


If it was available here, I would've got it as a spare phone. I always keep one at home and the one I keep right now is a nokia c3 my sister used when she was a child. I need to change it now. does it run apk apps?

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 02:21 2

13. Mfa901 (Posts: 280; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


yes it can run android apps.... thats why it is so successful i guss

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 00:18

4. Chrisyahya (Posts: 59; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Still looks like Android-ish...

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 00:40 3

5. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


It looks like touchwiz, not Android. Same logic, early HTC android phones looked like their last window mobile UI (sense ui) so are they WM-ish?

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 16:18

18. penguinbelly (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


All I see is a lock screen.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 00:47 2

6. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Coming to Sri Lanka! Awesome!

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 02:22 2

14. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Yes , Samsung said the next 3 countries are Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Indonesia, they should coming in a few months

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 01:15

9. iushnt (Posts: 1687; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Can anyone say, who is that guy on that smartphone's screen above?

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 01:22

10. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


A Son of Adam

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 03:14

15. AndroidLollipop (unregistered)


Salman Khan from Bollywood

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 06:04

16. joe1blue (Posts: 169; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


Ok this may be a dumb question but if this runs apk files kike android what is the point? Does samsung save money from not using Android or something?

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 16:04

17. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


This is the best they could do with the original Galaxy S made with today's manufacturing capabilities?

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