Samsung’s First Tizen-Powered Budget-Friendly Smartphone Comes To India

Samsung Z2

Samsung, the company responsible for delivering some of the finest smartphones has developed its own operating system named Tizen. The operating system borrows some features from Android’s Open Source Platform and is an intelligently crafted mix. Previously, Samsung used to modify the Android software to include its TouchWiz system. However, Tizen differs considerably as it is not based on Android.

Recently, Samsung unveiled its latest mobile codenamed Z2 which would be running the Tizen Operating System. The smartphone would be launched in India today and would be budget friendly; something that would appeal to the Indian population. The device has been priced at INR 4,590 which is roughly USD 68. Z2 is the first smartphone running the Tizen operating system that would be capable of running 4G services.

In terms of specifications, the device is not exactly outstanding as it has mediocre specifications. The device runs on a 1.5 GHz processor coupled with a gigabyte of RAM and includes a meager internal storage quoted to be 8GB (actual storage would be less due to the presence of system files). However, the device would certainly provide consumers on a tight budget with a plethora of features which include the ability to connect to 4G networks and a 90-day free trial to various entertainment applications supplied by Indian operator, Jio. Users would get access to free video calling and data services. The mobile operator, Jio believes that once consumers start using 4G data, they would start paying for the services on their own.

Further, the device comes equipped with a bunch of Samsung applications that are devised specifically for the Indian Population including an Ultra Data Saving Mode which compresses the data by a staggering 40{4b8db105d51fc49c1c727c21ad8f1560ea0d09dcad6eb0845e46ab84b524419d} in order to save user data. There is also a Bike Mode which would field calls when the user is driving. Apart from this Samsung has also unveiled a challenge having a cash prize of $185,000. The challenge requires developers to craft games and applications for the new operating system; the developers of the popular applications would then receive a cash prize.

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