Where were you when Samsung launched its first Tizen phone? That's debatable. The company proudly revealed the "Z" last year, but later scrapped the "high-end" model before it ever reached customers, instead choosing to refocus on creating budget devices. We're now seeing the first fruits of that effort, as Samsung has just announced the Z1, a low-end Tizen smartphone for India.
"Budget" is definitely the right word for this phone: priced at 5700 Rupees (a shade over $90), it has a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display, a 1.2GHz processor, 3.1-megapixel camera (and a VGA front camera), 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD) and a 1500mAh battery good for 8 hours of talk time. Fitting for its intended market, the Z1 also comes with dual-SIM support, and is available from today in white, black and red.