Amidst speculations and jeers after an aborted launch in Russia sometime in 2014, Samsung has manufactured an exquisite smartphone that operates with flamboyance on the Tizen OS (Operating System). This is the first time of all sorts that Samsung has come up with a smartphone that works on Tizen! The phone launched in India today and is valued at $92 only or INR 5.7K.
It’s cheap, fast, exotic and thus an affordable buy for all and sundry. It has a 4 inch WVGA PLS display screen and has an emphatic 1.2 GHz processor which is dual core in nature, running at the back end. The phone is a hardy one and possesses a random access memory of 768 MB. The camera present on the rear is of 3.1 mega pixels, whereas the front one is a VGA camera with limited exposure.
About Linux based Tizen OS
The OS that runs the phone is Tizen Version 2.3. Another USP of this phone is the on device storage space of 4 GB, which can further be expanded up to a stipulated limit of 64 GB. A micro SD card can be installed for external storage. Moreover, it supports dual SIMs – a commonplace feature in the technology parlance in India.
It is powered by a sturdy battery of 1500 mAh and has the latest connectivity options like Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi and USB 2.0. Tizen, a linux based OS would sustain and not leak in any virus under any circumstance. This makes the device an excellent, safe and secure buy.
On the front, a Tizen Store is installed. Any prevalent Android app shall function via OpenMobile ACL. Since, this OS doesn’t have any pre-installed Android based applications, users need to download the OpenMobile’s app in order to run compatible android applications. The popular ones like Whatsapp, Facebook, etc. shall be compatible with OpenMobile ACL platform.
As an introductory offer, Samsung has partnered with the likes of Aircel and Reliance to provide every handset user with 500MB 3G data bandwidth free to use for a period of 6 months. The phone comes in three luring colors – Wine Red, Black and White; it hit the stores on January 14, 2015 and is seemingly a great affordable buy.