Samsung’s first ever low – budget Tizen phone is a long – rumored device and a trigger for controversy in the smartphone market. While some doubted the Samsung Tizen cheap phone would ever show its face to the world, others wonder if the company itself will regain its balance after the recent turmoil generated by the disappointing sales figures. As you might know, Samsung is getting through a rough patch these days, witnessing weak smartphone performances and earnings so low, people got afraid for their jobs. According to the news, Samsung sold 40% less Galaxy S5 smartphones than it predicted.
In this troubling context, Samsung is still keeping its head above water by making bold moves towards its latest love market: India.
While failing to take over a decent slice of the high – end smartphones market, and being permanently threatened by Chinese manufacturers on its low – end line of products, Samsung is taking its chances with the long disputed Tizen phone. Recent reports suggest that the Samsung Z1 Tizen phone will be officially launched in India by December 10.
Tizen is Samsung’s alternative to Android and people heard of it so far in the context of high – end Samsung products. The Samsung Z looked very promising, but Samsung didn’t manage to overtake Apple in the smartphones’ market.
It’s time for low – end lines of products and emerging markets to hear about the Tizen and jump at the opportunity to get their hands on the upcoming low – budget and rather low – specs Samsung Z1 Tizen phone. Samsung plans to sell the smartphone in India at a price under $100 in an attempt to gain the hearts of its customers. However, just as other specialists already noticed, the price tag and the tech specs sported by the phone are not new to customers in India.
The Samsung Z1 Tizen phone comes with a 4-inch 800×480 WVGA screen and a 1.2 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, a 3.2 megapixel rear camera, dual SIM configuration, GPS, FM Radio, 3G and WiFi. As we said, these are common traits to almost all smartphones sold on the Indian market.
Samsung has to face competition coming from local vendors as well as tech behemoth Google. The love – hate relationship between Google and Samsung might see its bitter end in India, as Tizen will directly face Google’s Android One. So far, Google didn’t conquered the Indian market, giving hope to other companies to struggle for a piece of the cake.
Before jumping to conclusions, however, let’s wait and see the Samsung Z1 Tizen phone launch on December 10 in India.