Samsung Z1 sales "exceeded expectations", two Tizen software updates already released

Samsung Z1 sales "exceeded expectations", two Tizen software updates already released
Last week, a report from Reuters had it that Samsung's Tizen-based Z1 smartphone was off to a slow start in India. However, according to Business Korea, for now Samsung is actually happy with how things are going.

The Korean publication quoted Asim Warsi, vice president of Mobile and Information Technology at Samsung India, who said that "the sales volume of the Z1 exceeded our expectations." While Samsung didn't disclose sales numbers, Indian media is reporting that over 50,000 Z1 units were sold in 10 days since launch.

Costing $92, the Samsung Z1 is a low-end device with specs that aren't as exciting as those offered by other smartphones in the same price range. But Samsung says that the Z1's advantages include the fast Tizen UI, long battery life, and local-targeted content (including live TV, movies and music). Samsung already pushed two (not so big) software updates to Z1 users, both improving performance and fixing bugs - which means the company is truly committed to offering a great user experience.

India is the only country where the Z1 is currently available. Most likely, the handset will not be released in more advanced markets, but Samsung may want to sell it in Bangladesh and other countries in the region.


sources: Business Korea, SamMobile

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Z1
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.1 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware , 0.75GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Tizen 2.3

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