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

Gigaom

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.

https://twitter.com/MAHESHTELECOM/status/546968884243230720

https://twitter.com/MAHESHTELECOM/status/546961835996364800

https://twitter.com/MAHESHTELECOM/status/546956241130381312

https://twitter.com/MAHESHTELECOM/status/546960841027768321

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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