Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the launch of the first Tizen powered smartphone in Sri Lanka, the Samsung Z1. Appealing to millions of potential users in Sri Lanka, the Samsung Z1 offers exclusive benefits for localized apps and a simple user interface that makes mobility easier and more enjoyable, even for 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 an enhanced web performance that offers 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 Sri Lanka is rapidly evolving, with many consumers are using their device as their screen of choice for content including videos, television programmes and video games, as well as a range of apps,” said Youngmin Shin, Managing Director of Samsung in Sri Lanka, “We have customized the Samsung Z1 to meet the unique needs of local consumers in order to provide them with a personal and reliable mobile experience.”
Quick and Efficient
The user interface of 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 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 768 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory expandable up to 64 GB 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 1,500 mAh 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 and provides 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 that easily captures 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.
The Z1 will feature popular local sites such as wow.lk, adaderana.lk, dailymirror.lk, topjobs.lk, ikman.lk as pre-loaded apps with quick access icons. The phone will also have a variety of wallpapers that can been used to customize the home screen for different public holidays such as Vesak Poya, Poson Poya, Christmas and Independence Day.
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 a ‘Help’ message to the user’s primary contacts and track the user’s location to provide necessary assistance.
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. If something is detected, AntiVirus notifies users that a 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 Rs. 10,990/- and will be available from the 1st of June 2015 in White, Black and Wine Red.