Samsung Tizen Based SM-Z130H Details Leaked
Samsung is working on a low-end smartphone running Tizen, which it will launch in India at some point in the future. The device, known so far just by its model number (SM-Z130H), is actually codenamed Kiran, internally at Samsung.
After the canceled Samsung Z project, the Korean company has focused on the low-end of the marketplace for its Tizen-based smartphone efforts. The first handset to run the new OS (after many years of delays) should be this Z130H, or Kiran.
Internally, SM-Z130H is codenamed KIRAN. We aren't aware of the official name just yet. KIRAN sports a WVGA (800*480) TFT LCD display panel, a dual-core Spreadtrum SC7727S CPU with a clock speed of 1.2GHz, ARM Mali-400 GPU clocked at 460.8MHz, 512MB RAM, 3.2MP main camera sensor with an LED flash, and a 0.3MP front facing camera.
Connectivity-wise, the device features Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Wi-Fi Direct, and a microUSB 2.0 port for charging and syncing the device. The device has dual SIM support, and also features an FM radio as well. KIRAN packs an accelerometer too; the only sensor available on the device.
Today more details about it have been leaked, including the fact that, as you can see from the image above, it will have a button configuration that will be virtually identical to what Samsung has used for its Android devices until recently (when that Menu key on the left was replaced with a Recents one).
So expect the Z130 to have capacitive Menu and back Keys, in between which we should see a physical Home button. Moving on, the Tizen interface will rather closely mimic Samsung's TouchWiz UI for Android. It has basically the same general design language, as the leaked screenshots below can attest (click either of them for a full-res image). Also making their way from Samsung's Android phones are a bunch of features such as Ultra Power Saving Mode and Private Mode, both of which will be available on the Kiran.
The Kiran will be sold in India first, and it will apparently be positioned to take on the cheap Android One devices that are already available over there. That might be a tough act to pull off, given the obvious lack of apps Tizen will face compared to Android.
It's unclear if this phone will make it to other markets too. Also, when exactly it will finally land in India is still a mystery.
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