Samsung Z1 to be unveiled in India on January 18th; check out these new photos and specs

Samsung Z1 to be unveiled in India on January 18th; check out these new photos and specs
The Samsung Z1 is now expected to be unveiled in India on January 18th. The Tizen flavored handset will feature a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800. As you can guess right off the bat, this is not a high-end model. With a dual-core 1.2GHz processor driving Miss Daisy, this would actually be considered an entry-level phone that is designed for emerging markets.

The handset will have 768MB of RAM and 4GB of native storage. In the almost certain case that you need more memory, a 32GB capacity microSD slot is provided. A 3MP camera graces the back of the phone, which also offers a .3MP front-facing snapper. 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity is included, and a 1500mAh battery keeps the gerbil wheel spinning. Tizen 2.3 is pre-installed. We should also point out that the device supports dual SIM cards and has an FM radio built-in.

The Samsung Z1 was originally expected to be unveiled earlier this month. That event never took place, which leads us to the rumored unwrapping of the handset next month. 


Thanks for the tip, Arthur!

source: @MAHESHTELECOM via TizenExperts

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34 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

ZzzzzZzzzzz....

6. Aploine

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Is Samsung trying to ruin the Z letter for Sony?

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30660; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shock, do you see a market for it?

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Sorry, galaxies make me sleepy.. Honestly though, I think Samsung is going to lose some fights this coming year with the Chinese coming out strong. It's about time, it's obnoxious as each phone is identical to last with near identical specs, sleepy.

14. willard12 unregistered

I guess you're wide-awake since it's not a galaxy.

34. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

both apple and samsung have released identical design n spec but they proofed to be success

2. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Why would anyone buy this over LUMIA 535 AND MOTO G ?!

3. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

price?! or umm..new OS obsession?!

32. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

SamSung is tired of copying the form factor of the iphone that is why next year, they will copy the names.. Starting with Z1.

33. Cicero

Posts: 1101; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Not everybody need a phone that is garnish with top end specs for a higher price. A regular user will need some browsing, email, whatsapp, facebook, pictures, sms and phone calls. And for this they follow the price.

4. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

As the OS is new, price will be competitive enough by samsung

5. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

The worst phone design 2014 reward goes to..

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30660; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is the new s6

8. maherk

Posts: 6627; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Maybe, but the one thing for sure is that Apple will copy the S6 within 2 years and call it innovation XD

10. mazdy

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 25, 2014

This is a good start for Samsung it's an entry level phone with a new OZ what do you all expeCT. One day Samsung will be King of them all..

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Does it come free in a cereal box?

13. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

If this is sold higher than $40, its over priced. Same question here with whiteman (post no.12).

15. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1408; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I cant stop laughing on the specs, basically a rebranded bada os.

19. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Don't be fooled by the spec dual core are working perfectly on this phone, the new tizen 2.3 is so well optimized that it would run very smoothly, on par with IOS fluidness i'd say;)

20. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1408; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Then good luck for the 3mp camera and 1500mah battery

16. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

No idea why Samsung Board of Directors approve that bad-looking phone. It looks far worse than Galaxy Trend Plus. Samsung is going crazy!

22. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

On Top of it Samsung will price price it around $90+ in India I guess where it should have been around $70 max.

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

apple fan: isn't that phone look a bit like Iphone 5s? shame on you samsung! well duh, isn't anything is like an iphone now?:P

30. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

What a Conehe@d, please tell me how the 6th iphone does not look like a Galaxy?

18. Arthurhkt

Posts: 713; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Come on guys, give it a chance~ Well ya i do admit that the overall design is just a duh!, but well that the market segment that they are focusing now, low-end smartphone market. Beside, shouldn't we should feel happy that there is a new OS that will join the club? Especially it is from Linux Foundation. Let see how it goes when it release, can't wait to get one.

21. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

sony left the S name whne samsung became very popular although they could have taken a ride on its popularity. now samsung is using a name that has been associated with the sony flagship. this company has neither pride nor shame. are they that desperate now that they're losing market share? they're still on top. their flagship android devices are excellent. why are they acting this s**ttily?

23. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

This phone us gonna fail and Tizen gonna be history. Samsung shall make Tizen as one of the flagship to attract buyer and developer

24. Donbenie

Posts: 238; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

That's one Fugly looking phone..

25. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

ikr. that thick bezel is enough to put one off from buying it

26. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Oh my god, that tiny home button cracked me up xD xD I guess they didn't show the bottom part of the phone in the thumbnail for a reason xD. They could have at least give a minimum amount of effort in designing this phone as this is their "first" Tizen device which is available for consumers. Now just looking from design, it looks like even Samsung doesn't give much hopes into their Tizen project.

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