I would like to think that it is pretty common knowledge by now that Samsung has been developing the Tizen platform for some time now, with the Samsung Z being tipped by many to be the first device that is based on the Tizen platform, although that was eventually ditched with low-end Tizen devices replacing it. Tizen Indonesia has reported that the SM-Z130H (which also carries the codename Kiran, where we have seen alleged leaked photos of it) will roll out in India this coming December 10th, where it will carry the name Samsung Z1.
This is touted to happen when Samsung holds an event in India this December 10th, as a platform to introduce the Tizen OS v2.3 based Z1 which will cost no more than a Benjamin. The hardware specifications themselves are far from impressive – we are looking at a mere 4-inch WVGA display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Spreadtrum SC7727S processor with a Mali-400 GPU, 512MB RAM, a 3.2-megapixel camera at the back with LED flash, and a front-facing VGA camera.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G network compatibility, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, and FM Radio. Having gone through the FCC’s hoops in early October, this is one smartphone that is ready to rock and roll – all it needs is an official excuse to do so, and Samsung looks set to unleash it this month.