It’s not a secret that Samsung’a OS Tizen release has been delayed quite a few times but it seems that next year will finally be the year we see a headset run on the operating system. And of course, the South Korean tech tycoon chooses India to be the first country to have the device.
India has been the main market many competitors in the industry are trying to penetrate. Labelled as an emerging market, not only is the population big, a majority of India locals love affordable but quality smartphones so launching the first Tizen powered headset there is of course, a good move by Samsung.
The SM-Z130H also known as the Z1 has been making its rounds in India for research and development purposes. The device will feature UI elements and all the features promised by Tizen.
Internally, the Z1 was called Kiran and is rumoured to feature a 4 inch WVGA display and is going to be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Spreadtrum SC7727S SoC and ARM Mali-400 GPU. This is mated with 512 MB worth of RAM. It will have dual SIM capabilities and camera wise, the Z1 is supposed to have a 3.2 megapixel rear camera and a VGA front shooter. Connectivity wise, the gadget is to feature 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, and a microUSB v2.0 port.
The device was slated to launch on December 10th but this was postponed to next year. So, will we actually see the Z1 on our shelves next year? The specs are nothing to get excited about and delays are popular with the Tizen OS. As of now, we wouldn’t get our hopes or expectations too high.