Samsung to start manufacturing its Tizen-based Z1 smartphone in India

Samsung to start manufacturing its Tizen-based Z1 smartphone in India

Samsung, South Korean technology giant and world’s largest smartphone manufacturer is planning to start the production of its first Tizen OS-based smartphone in India.

Samsung Z1 is company’s first and only handset running Samsung’s own Tizen operating system which was launched earlier this month in India.

Notably, Samsung has launched the Z1 smartphone only in India, making India the first market globally where the Z1 was launched, priced at Rs 5,700. The company will start the manufacturing of Samsung Z1 at its Noida facility soon.

“The compelling proposition of an easy to use and clutter free interface [of Z1], along with premium design has met wide consumer acceptance… The Z1 will be manufactured in company’s Noida plant in UP,” Samsung India Vice President Marketing (Mobile and IT) Asim Warsi said in a press interview.

Currently, the Noida facility is among Samsung’s largest facilities in the world with a capacity of producing over four million mobile phones a month and manufactures both affordable and high-end devices.

The company showed its interest in manufacturing the handset in India after getting a good response from the Samsung Z1, which according to the sources about 50,000-55,000 units of the Z1 has been sold since the launch on January 14.

“Samsung Z1 sales have surpassed all expectations in a highly competitive and a fiercely fought price segment, which offers consumers the widest choice.

We are also witnessing significant usage of the entertainment package with consumers downloading music and enjoying free movies and live TV,” Warsi said.

To recall, the dual SIM Samsung Z1 features a 4-inch display, powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768MB RAM and 4GB inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB).

It also sports a 3.1-megapixel rear camera, a VGA front camera, and packs a 1500 mAh battery. Warsi further said that the phone will soon be launched in Bangladesh.