Samsung Unveils the Samsung Z1, the First Tizen Powered Smartphone for Indian Consumers

Samsung Z1 expands the mobile entertainment experience with simple yet smart features

Z1

New Delhi, India – January 14, 2015: Samsung India Electronics Private Limited today announced the launch of the first Tizen powered smartphone for India, the Samsung Z1. Appealing to millions of potential users in India, the Samsung Z1 offers exclusive benefits for localized entertainment apps and a simple user interface that makes mobility easier and more enjoyable, even for the first-time smartphone users.​

​Built on the lightweight Tizen platform, the Samsung Z1 delivers a faster boot time and quick access to apps, along with enhanced web performance to offer users faster page loading times with decreased data usage. The Samsung Z1 is equipped with long-lasting battery performance and also features ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’ to ensure users can always stay connected, even at the minimal battery levels.​

​“The smartphone market in India is rapidly evolving, with many consumers using their device as their screen of choice for content including videos, television programs and video games, as well as a range of apps,” said Mr. Hyun Chil Hong, President and CEO, Samsung India Electronics, “We have customized the Samsung Z1 to meet these unique, entertainment-focused needs of local Indian consumers for a personal and reliable mobile experience.”​

​Quick and Efficient

The user interface on the Samsung Z1 is simple and easy to use, offering faster and smoother device performance when combined with the lighter Tizen platform. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768 MB RAM and 4GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB with a microSD card, the device features dual SIM support and delivers a seamless and user-friendly smartphone experience. The new smartphone is equipped with a long-lasting 1500mAh battery enabling 7 hours of non-stop videos and 8 hours of talk time. The battery life has been further enhanced with the unique ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’ which lets the phone remain operational in important situations, even at minimal battery levels.​

Better Viewing and Camera Experience

​The Samsung Z1 is equipped with a superior 4” WVGA PLS screen, made with advanced Samsung technology. The screen allows consumers to enjoy games, videos and other multimedia content to the fullest with crystal clear resolution. The smartphone is equipped with a 3.1 megapixel rear camera that allows high quality shots even in low light settings and a VGA front camera with an auto face detect feature to easily capture more natural selfies.​

​Ultimate Entertainment Content

Samsung sets a new standard in the mobile entertainment space by providing users with a wide range of free entertainment content spanning across categories such as music, movies, videos, mobile TV and radio. Samsung will launch a free entertainment package called ‘Joy Box’, giving users access to music, TV and movies. In addition, the Samsung Z1 will offer consumers free access to premium content available on Club Samsung. Users can stream and download from over 270,000 songs, and watch over 80 live TV channels.​

​For music lovers, Samsung has partnered with Hungama.com to deliver a wider selection of music streaming and downloading. Over two million Bollywood and English songs can be accessed for free for a period of three months. Samsung has additionally partnered with mobile Live TV service nexGTv and Box TV, bundled for three month, allowing consumers to watch their favourite TV shows and enjoy over 7000 Bollywood and Hollywood movies. All this access to content and services is worth around INR 1,750/- a year.​

​Send Help Message + Location Information

The Samsung Z1 is not just a smartphone for entertainment. It is equipped with features that enable users to quickly reach out for assistance in any emergency situation. The SOS alert is quick and simple to use – with just a press of the power button four times, the Samsung Z1 will send out ‘Help’ message to the user’s primary contacts and track the user’s location to provide necessary assistance.

​Security/Antivirus

Samsung strongly believes that security must be one step ahead in smartphones, and continues to address today’s increasingly complex security challenges. The built-in AntiVirus protection on Samsung Z1 automatically checks for any viruses when users install an app, check email or receive an SMS. Text messages will also be checked for any sort of virus, smishing, phishing, and even pharming. If something is detected, AntiVirus notifies users that virus has been detected and allows them to delete the message without opening it. For enhanced security measures, consumers can also utilize Samsung Z1’s private mode to create their own private space where pictures and files can be saved.​

​Price and Availability

The Samsung Z1 is priced at INR 5,700/- and will be available in India from January 14th in White, Black and Wine Red.​

​The Samsung Z1 customers can access the wonderful world of Internet, Apps and Social Networking on the 3G networks of Reliance Communications & Aircel. Users will get up to 500MB of 3G data free every month over a 6 month period allowing them to download & surf at will; thus make the fullest use of their Smartphone. With up to 3 GB of data over a 6 month period, Samsung has ensured tremendous & relevant value in the hands of the Samsung Z1 customer.​

The Samsung Z1 Product Specifications

Network

GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSDPA 900/2100 MHz

Display

4” WVGA PLS screen

AP

1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor

OS

Tizen 2.3

Camera

Rear: 3.1 MP
Front: VGA

Camera Features

Auto Face Detect Feature, Dream Shot

Video

MP4, M4V, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV

Audio

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB, FLAC

Additional Features

Ultra Power Saving Mode, Private Mode, Send Help Message, Security

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 4.1
USB 2.0
GPS

Sensor

Accelerometer

Memory

4GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
768 MB RAM

Dimension, Weight

120.4 x 63.2 x 9.7 mm, 112g

Battery

1500 mAh

IESA Vision Summit 2015; ‘Make in India – Vision to Reality’

~ Hon’ble Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Shri Siddaramaiah and Shri Chandrababu Naidu to grace the occasion ~

Bangalore January 13, 2015 – India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier body for the ESDM industry in the country, announced their 10th consecutive annual flagship event, IESA Vision Summit scheduled on February 2nd & 3rdat The Leela Palace, Bangalore. As the country strives to strengthen its domestic manufacturing footprint, IESA Vision Summit 2015 under the theme ‘Make in India – Vision to Reality’ will focus on the domestic design and manufacturing agenda from the ESDM sector perspective. The event is supported by Dept. of Electronics and IT (DeitY) and Department of Telecommunication (DoT), Govt. of India

The two-day event will be presided over by Shri Siddaramaiah, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, with Shri Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Gustavo de Arístegui, H.E. Ambassador of Spain to India, Shri. R.S. Sharma IAS, Secretary of Dept. of Electronics and IT (DeitY) as Chief Guests and Director General of the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Dr. Omkar Rai as Guest of Honor.

Dr. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman, ISRO will deliver the theme address at the conference. The event features a powerful line-up of industry experts, government officials, strategists, policy makers and business leaders, offering their views on ‘How India can dominate the world of Electronics and semiconductors in the coming decade’

Ashok Chandak, Chairman, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association and Sr. Director, NXP Semiconductors said, “The country is undergoing a path breaking shift in its approach towards manufacturing and moving to a new orbit, thanks to the favorable policy environment created by the Union Government and several state governments’ commitments. Building on IESA’s vision of ‘Innovation Led Design, Design Led Manufacturing’; the 10th edition will focus on the strategies which will enable us to realize the ‘Make in India’ vision a reality for ESDM sector, SPEED UP policy implementation and garner large scale investments to contribute to economic development of India.” “The event will see participation of over 40 speakers, 700+ industry and academia participants, government leaders and prominent international business delegations”, he added.

M.N. Vidyashankar, President, IESA said, “There are plenty of opportunities for private players to leverage and Vision Summit will be the platform to network, discuss and debate on putting India on top of the world of electronics design and manufacturing, redefine the agenda and outline the future course of action. We are introducing a speed dating session between VCs and start-ups and hosting a special investment promotion zone. Emerging Opportunities in Smart Cities, enabling Start Up ecosystem and scope & challenges of setting up of Fab’s would also be points of curiosity.” There is high level participation from the Govt. of India and various state governments including Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu & Orissa., IT Secretaries of these state governments are some of the prominent government speakers at the event.

Well known Social Activist, Smt. Kiran Bedi will be presenting the prestigious IESA Technovation Awards for excellence in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing across various categories along with Mr. Amarendra Sinha, Special Secretary, MSME and Host state IT Minister Shri. S R Patil. Realizing the potential of India’s ESDM sector, country delegations from UK and Singapore have confirmed their participation while Japan and Taiwan have tentatively confirmed their interest to be a part of the event.

Other prominent speakers include M K Tsai, Chairman, Mediatek Inc., Anil Menon, President, Smart + Connected Communities Cisco Systems Inc, Mr. Ulf Schneider, President – SSIA, Dr. Randhir Thakur, Executive Vice President, Applied Materials Inc., Rabindra Srikantan, MD, ASM Technologies Limited, Krishna Yarlagadda, President, Imagination Inc, Suket Singhal , Vice President, Secure Meters, Dr. Rajat Moona, Director General CDAC, Manish Muthal, Vice President, Marketing, Planning & Architecture, Seagate Technology etc.

For more details on Vision Summit 2015, please visit: http://www.iesaonline.org/vs2015/index.html