Samsung to reportedly launch Z1 smartphone in January for £60 or less

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According to a report coming out of Korea, Samsung are to release its delayed Z1 Tizen smartphone in January of next year. According to the report, a Samsung official declared that the handset will be launched on January 18, 2015, in India – where it was initially supposed to be introduced this month.

Reportedly, the Samsung official confirmed that the Z1 will not cost more than 100,000 Korean won (around £58 / $90). Come January, Indian customers should be able to buy the new handset online as well as through Samsung’s “existing sales networks.”

The Samsung Z1 is an entry-level smartphone made to help Samsung fight off the army of ultra cheap devices that are very popular in emerging markets. The Z1 is reportedly to feature a 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, powered by a dual-core Spreadtrum processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The handset should also have 3G, Wi-Fi, dual SIM capabilities, a 3.2 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, and 512 MB of RAM.

It’s said that Samsung also plans to launch Tizen smartphones in China from February and South Korea sometime before mid-2015.

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