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 Samsung to Launch Budget ‘Z1’ Tizen Phone in India

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch a new sub-$100 (roughly Rs. 6,200) smartphone working by itself Tizen running machine in India later this month, South Korea’s Maeil business Newspaper stated on Monday.

The paper, an area industry day-to-day, mentioned Samsung will dangle a press convention on December 10 to launch its first Tizen smartphone, to be referred to as the Z1. A Samsung Electronics spokeswoman declined to remark.

Samsung had at the start deliberate to launch a Tizen smartphone in Russia in the 0.33 quarter however scrapped the plan. The firm mentioned on the time that it wished to additional make stronger the ecosystem at the back of Tizen. Only a handful of gadgets, including the agency’ssmartwatch merchandise, presently run on the platform.

Samsung to Launch Budget ‘Z1’ Tizen Phone in India This Month: Report

Nearly all of Samsung’s cell devices are based on Google’s Android platform. The South Korean agency’s push to boost its own operating system is a part of efforts to reduce dependence on the U.S. agency, however delays in product launches have undercut expectations.