Here’s the Z1, Samsung’s first Tizen phone to battle Android


After delaying its first Tizen-powered severaltimes in 2014, it appears that next month Samsung will debut its handset that uses the company’s own software. Technically, Tizen is open-source software so anyone can use it, but Samsung is betting big on the platform so the company can break away from using Android.

The new phone is called the [company]Samsung[/company] Z1 and is expected to launch in January in India, where dozens of handset makers offer low-cost [company]Google[/company] Android phones. News of the launch, as well as images and details of the Samsung Z1, were leaked online from a phone retailer claiming to have attended a pre-launch meeting. SamMobile noticed the details found in this series of tweets on Monday.

As the picture of the Z1 specifications show, the handset isn’t meant to compete against Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Nexus 6 or even Samsung’s own Galaxy S5 phone. The…

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