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Samsung Z1 Specs & Price

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The Samsung Z1 is a budget smartphone that is seemingly targeted at entry-level users and those who want something different from the regular. It is the first phone to be powered by its maker’s Tizen operating system, offering decently fast performance and an easy-to-use user interface.

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Samsung Z1

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Display and Camera

Samsung Z1 sports a cool 4-inch diagonal touchscreen which is based on PLS technology. Samsung said this technology ensures users get to enjoy bright, vivid-looking display even when outdoors. This display should be able to deliver enjoyable multimedia experience.

In the camera department, the Samsung Z1 packs a 3.1-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Face Detect and Dream Shot features. However, the front-facing snapper could have been better, being just a VGA sensor.

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Power and Performance

Samsung Z1 is powered by a dual-core processor running at speed of 1.2 GHz. The chip is supported by 768 MB of RAM. It runs on its Korean maker’s Tizen operating system, which is rather unpopular, compared to the likes of iOS and Android, but appears to offer some impressive features.

The lightweight OS offers faster boot time and faster page loading times. Samsung says the smartphone is configured to use less data while surfing the web. Juice needed for the Z1 is supplied by a 1500mAh battery, which supports longer device use through the aid of an Ultra Power Saving Mode.

Other Features

Onboard storage is 4 GB, but users will be able to expand storage space by up to 64 GB using a microSD card. The Samsung Z1 has dual-SIM feature to enable you tap into the benefits of having two separate SIM cards on the same device.

Connectivity options include USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The phone has a private mode that enables you conceal sensitive files from prying eyes.

Samsung Z1 also has an integrated antivirus which scans apps and text messages for security threats. There is a Joy Box feature that allows users access to a wide range of entertainment content.

Pricing and availability

Samsung Z1 is not yet available in Nigeria, though Samsung recently claimed it had sold over 1 million Z1 units in India since its January launch in the country. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria. When available, Samsung Z1 Price in Nigeria is expected to range between N16,000 to N23,000 at launch.

Samsung Z1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Z1:

General Features

  • Platform: Tizen 2.3
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Dual Core Processor (Spreadtrum SC7727S)
  • GPU: Mali-400
  • Memory: 768 MB RAM
  • Colours: White, Black, Wine Red
  • Dimension: -120.4 x 63.2 x 9.7 mm
  • Weight: 112 g
  • SIM Type:
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 4.0-inch TFT Display, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi)
  • Display Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 3.15MP Camera, HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flas, Geo-tagging, face detection
  • Front Camera: VGA Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 4GB
  • Memory Card Support: up to 64GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: 50GB

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: No
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/AAC/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: No
  • Light Sensor: No
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: No

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: No
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor:
  • Video Editor:
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor:

Battery

  • Battery: 1500 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Talktime: up to 8 hour (3G)
  • Standby Time:

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Z1 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: April 24th, 2016

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