Samsung started pushing their TizenOS this year with the launch of the Z1 in India a few weeks ago. Despite the fact that the Z1 had a slow start, Samsung is confident that TizenOS will be successful. Hence, they’re going to launched the Z1 in Bangladesh on February 3rd. Samsung said in a press release that it’s because the Z1 was “well received in India”
The Z1 is priced at about $95 and comes with fairly low-end specs. The device comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, 3.15 megapixel camera and powering it all is a 1,500mAh battery.
Bangladesh’s smartphone market is similar to that of India. With over 150 million potential customers it’s clear why Samsung is interested in the Bangladesh smartphone market.
Samsung seems very confident that TizenOS will take off, I just hope they’re not making a mistake with it like they did with BadaOS. I mean, that thing died so fast, it would suck to see that happen to TizenOS. One of my coworker predicts that Tizen will die out in under 5 years. For Samsung’s sake I hope that’s not true also, TizenOS phones are cheap which makes it easier for people in the India and Bangladesh to own a smartphone. I do want to see TizenOS succeed and I hope it does.