Samsung India Says Sold 1 Million Tizen-Based Z1 Smartphones Since Launch

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Samsung India Says Sold 1 Million Tizen-Based Z1 Smartphones Since Launch

After making a poor first impression in India since its launch in January, the Samsung Z1 seems to be doing reasonably well. Samsung India Electronics on Tuesday announced that it has sold a 'record' 1 million units of the Tizen-powered smartphone in the country.

The company added it managed to achieve this milestone in less than six months since the launch. Samsung Z1 is the company's first smartphone to run on its Tizen operating system. The company has previously used the operating system on its Gear smartwatches, and televisions.

Samsung had first unveiled a Tizen-based smartphone in June, the Samsung Z, but never did release it in its launch market in Russia - saying it was indefinitely postponed.

Some of the advantages Samsung Z1 gets using the lightweight Tizen OS is a fast boot time, quick access to apps, and fast browser performance using compression. Also featured is a built-in SOS alert system that enables users to reach out for help by pressing the power button four times. The Z1 comes with a private mode to keep sensitive user content away from prying eyes, and a preloaded antivirus.

"Our insights have shown that consumers hesitate to move beyond the familiar basic and simple interaction with their mobile devices. Keeping this in mind, Samsung Z1 features an easy to use UI that offers a smooth and fast experience to ensure a seamless migration to smartphones. Samsung Z1 combines a great feature set along with a rapidly growing app ecosystem to offer consumers a differentiated Smartphone experience. We are happy to see the response the device has received and will continue to grow the range for Tizen- powered smartphones," said Asim Warsi, Vice-President-Marketing, Mobile and IT, Samsung India.

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