Surprise! Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone delayed

Surprise! Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone delayedTizen, Tizen, Tizen. What are we going to do with you? Incredibly, the OS was first detailed way back in September 2011, and we’ve yet to meet a single Tizen-based smartphone.

The Samsung Z was originally set to launch in Russia in Q3 before being indefinitely delayed, and now the Samsung Z1 has failed to meet this week’s launch window in India. Ohhhhhh dear.

Tizen Experts broke the news yesterday with the fantastic headline: No release for the Tizen Samsung Z1 today, but over $1.7m worth of SM-Z130H parts imported to India.

No reason was given for the delay, but “insiders close to the situation” reckon the Samsung Z1 launch will still happen soon. Ish. You’ll forgive us for remaining sceptical.

Having said that, the Experts have spied a ton of Samsung Z1 parts making their way into India, so the phone will presumably launch in assembled form, er, eventually.

The Samsung Z1 will reportedly be priced aggressively, which makes perfect sense when you read the spec list, including a 4in display (480 x 800), 1.2GHz dual-core Spreadtrum processor, 512MB of RAM, 3G connectivity, a 3.2MP rear camera, and VGA front facer.

Curiously, those specs are less appealing than India’s Android One handsets, which sell for around £65. Is Samsung Mobile being run by a team of drunken monkeys or something? Baffled.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 11, 2014 at 14:08

Excuse me, but what is the point? Apps aside, Samsung's Bada phones were borderline flagship - the Wave 2 took fairly good photos at the time and was very fast etc... This sounds like they try to fight Firefox OS? Why don't they revive Symbian?
At least nobody will mix up this Z1 and the other Z1 :D


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