Samsung to Announce Tizen-Powered Z1 Smartphone on Dec 10

There's a rumor going around the internet that Samsung is about to unveil the first Tizen OS powered smartphone on December 10 through an event to be held in India. That's according to a report coming from Maeil Business Newspaper in South Korea. The reported smartphone is said to be called Z1 with a model number SM-Z130H.  

It's not going to be a flagship level smartphone though, the report said that it would be a less-than-a-hundred-dollar device with features like 4-inch WVGA display run by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor from Spreadtrum coupled with a 512MB of RAM. Rumors also suggest that Z1 will bear a 3.2MP rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front facing camera, also 3G connectivity is said to be part of the device. These are just unconfirmed specs of the Z1 based on rumors and unconfirmed reports so the whole thing might actually change when the official announcement is done. But usually, rumors in the past were quite accurate.

Tizen-based smartphones from Samsung have been delayed a couple of times, Samsung Z was the first to announce but did not make it to the shelves, the latest report claimed that the South Korean company actually first planned to launch a Tizen smartphone in Russia during the third quarter of the year but eventually dropped. Hopefully this time around it's for real and going to materialize.

Samsung Z1 specs:

- 4" WVGA Display
- 800z480 resolution
- 1.2GHz dual-core Spreadtrum SC7727S processor
- 512MB RAM
- 3.2MP rear camera with LED Flash
- VGA front camera
- Tizen OS v2.3
- 3G, WiFi
- Dual-SIM

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