Samsung isn't launching its Z1 Tizen smartphone today

Samsung isn't launching its Z1 Tizen smartphone today
Last week, we told you that Samsung would finally release a Tizen smartphone (the SM-Z130H) today, on December 10 - more than two years since first announcing plans to offer Tizen-based handsets. The smartphone was supposed to be launched in India, but that isn't happening today after all.

According to Tizen Experts, the handset should still be introduced sometime soon, though there’s no word on exactly when it’s going to happen. Samsung seems to have imported $1.7 million worth of parts to assembly the SM-Z130H in India - which means it’s still serious about launching the handset.

The SM-Z130 will likely be called Samsung Z1 when it finally hits the market. It’s far from being a high-end device, but that’s not its purpose anyway, as Samsung reportedly plans to sell it for less than $100. The Z1 should sport a 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, further featuring a dual-core 1.2 GHz Spreadtrum processor, VGA front-facing camera, 3.2 MP rear camera, and 512 MB of RAM. 3G, Wi-Fi and dual-SIM capabilities should also be on board.

We’ve yet to see what the Samsung Z1 looks like, but we know what to expect from its Tizen UI, thanks to a previously leaked set of screenshots. We'll be keeping an eye on all this, and let you know when (if?) the Z1 is released.

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16 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

LOL, moto E is still a better choice than this crap....

13. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

R u from the future so you already know this is crap before launching? lol

15. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Dude, just look at the specs, it's pathetic, does it look like something better than the moto E? I am just expressing a fact, a chip device is alright, but I could get better specs, and probably(considering the past) better build quality for a similar price, y in the hell would you buy this crap then? Unless u r stupid or something that is.

14. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

He was paid by Motorola to troll in here definitely

2. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Come on Samsung, bring it on or just dump the project Tizen for phones. Why do you always delay this phone?

3. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Cuz it's going to suck lol

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

they managed to make the already heavy android OS heavier. who knows what they'd do to tizen. i agree with that comment.

11. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I don't mind touchwiz, i hate the bloatware. i do hide most of the apps i don't use but i would love the option of nothing them on my phone at all. i believe it'll suck because it won't just have the app support it'll need to become mainstream. I would have a BB if it had more apps.

7. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Because it comes with cheapy horrible Spreadtrum processor which completely shatters the reputation of Samsung as a top brand Smartphone manufacturer. When even Chinese companies are using good Qualcomm processor and Samsung(and lg,htc,sony) uses all Chinese startup processors then what is the quality differentiator between these established brands and Chinese companies. In such a case Chinese companies produce a much much better performing product that what Hangsome does. Its better than Samsung does not release this garbage here.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

"cheapy horrible Spreadtrum processor" in every iPhone and iPad. Don't forget that Apple buy from Samsung in bulk.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Wonder if it'll look like a Galaxy series phone, oh wait scratch that.

5. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

I could have sworn I've heard about this before. Oh yeah that's right, its happened with every Tizen phone that Samsung was going to "release".

16. engineer-1701d unregistered

i have seen first hand and the os is very fast, snappy and fluid tizen will be out in india and china and other cheap country's in mid range phones just to get dev and people liking it and if something goes bad with google and samsung later its a fall back os that they can put in the high end phones making it close to android as they can without getting in trouble.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well it's their money to dump into the ocean.

8. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

This would've worked around the Galaxy S3 hype when there was much less competition, but Samsung is far too late with this. People are now slowly realizing(at least outside of the U.S.) there are other options within Android than just Galaxy phones. LG is the perfect example from what i'm seeing outside nowdays. The only thing keeping Samsung unique is their Note series nowdays.

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Samboy still praise it as their beloved Sammy spend the most R&D in the world. Talk about talent waste

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