Spreadtrum brings support for Tizen OS

Spreadtrum has announced the integration of the Tizen operating system with Spreadtrum’s WCDMA chipsets.

The WCDMA chips are now shipping in Samsung’s first Tizen smartphone, the Z1 launched in January 2015.

The Z1 runs the Tizen 2.3 OS and integrates Spreadtrum’s SC7727S mobile chipset platform, which features a 1.2Ghz dual-core WCDMA processor.

samsung z1

Tizen is an open-source operating system based on Linux, and was born after Intel and the Linux Foundation decided it was going to abandon the MeeGo platform.

The Samsung Z1 sports a 4 inch display and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor backed by 768MB of RAM.

The phone boasts a 3.1 MP camera, 4 GB of on-board memory expandable up to 64GB via microSD card, and is bundled with a variety of content and service offers.

It is fuelled by a 1500mAh battery. Also, the company has partnered with Hungama.com to deliver a selection of music streaming and download.

The Samsung Z1 is priced at 5,700 rupees, and will be available in white, black, and wine red colors.


Vishal Kawadkar




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