Samsung launched the low-end Z1 smartphone back in January after countless delays. This handset is powered by a Linux-based operating system known as Tizen that already found its way into various gadgets and smart TVs. Now it looks like the Indian market received it quite well, although the figures may be sometimes misleading.
According to The Economic Times, the Indian market engulfed one million Samsung Z1 units since the handset became available, back in January. This is not a big number considering the time needed to get there, as almost 3 million smartphones up to $100 USD reach Indian customers each month. On the other hand, the sub-$100 USD market segment expanded much faster than others.
Various rumors claim that Samsung will skip the Z2 name, and the next Tizen OS-powered smartphone will be simply called Z3. We will get to it as soon as the official info comes out so stay tuned.
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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.