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KIRAN : Samsung’s Tizen-Based Answer to Google’s Android One

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KIRAN : Samsung’s Tizen-Based Answer to Google’s Android One

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Two months back, some reports spilled the beans that the new low-end smartphone by Samsung will run on Tizen OS. However, details about the same were quite sketchy then, but now information has been leaked.

After cancelling the Samsung Z project, the Korean company is now focusing on the low-end of the marketplace for its Tizen-based smartphone. The first handset to run the new OS is expected to be Z130H. According to SamMobile, the rumoured Samsung SM-Z130H is codenamed KIRAN, however, the official name is not known.

In addition to this, the report claims that it has been able to obtain icons, lock screen themes, and default wallpaper from a system dump of the Tizen 2.3 OS on the device. According to the leak, the KIRAN is powered by a dual-core Spreadtrum SC7727S processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and a Mali-400 graphics processing unit. The smartphone will be packed with only 512 MB of RAM, but there’s no mention of internal memory.

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On the back, the device features a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash, while its front camera is a VGA. The smartphone sports a WVGA (480×800 pixels) display of unknown size. Connectivity-wise, the KIRAN will offer dual-SIM capability along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS support and microUSB 2.0. FM Radio will also be included in this phone.

Moving on, the Tizen interface will rather closely mimic Samsung’s TouchWiz UI for Android. It has basically the same general design language. Samsung with KIRAN is trying to achieve what Google couldn’t with Android One. An earlier report hinted that Samsung would launch its Tizen-based smartphone this month in India. As of now, there is no announcement from the South Korean giant regarding any Tizen-based smartphone launch in the country.

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Parul Ritvik Sood
Parul Ritvik Sood
iGyaan Network's newbie, Parul is a Writer, Poet, Reader and Mass Communication Graduate with great interest in startups and entrepreneurship.
18 comments
Advait Panchal
Advait Panchal

I guess they will give Android App support so people might not be able to distinguish, but seriously 512 MB RAM

Pritish Singh
Pritish Singh

Who cares about this low end shit? oh,I should say samsung shit coz 90% of samsung = Low end shit

Priyank Ahuja
Priyank Ahuja

And even that SPEN along with that crapware touchwiz lags like hell.

Priyank Ahuja
Priyank Ahuja

If he's saying samsung is shit, then it doesn't mean he is an Apple Fanboy. Its very true that Samsung is shit. There are far better android phones in market than the ones made by samsung.

praneeth kalidindi
praneeth kalidindi

What do you mean by low end Shit ?... Just Buy a Crapple Ishit 6 plus for 80,000 and if it bends in your pocket...Then see your Shitty Face...Haahahaa

Pritish Singh
Pritish Singh

looks like ur a typical fan of 512mb ram phones,well live with them,+ iphones are for morons ,i m on MI3.you bend ur ishit or 512mb ram samshit and shove it up ur @$$

praneeth kalidindi
praneeth kalidindi

MI3 ?? Wohooo...That low end Chinese Crap where you cant change default launcher and if more apps are installed it lags like Shit hell... By the way i use a Note 3 and will never go for a third grade brand Xiaomi like you...Haahahaa

praneeth kalidindi
praneeth kalidindi

Oh is it So...Please explain us an alternative for Note Series,So that we will be enlightened...Haahaaha

Pritish Singh
Pritish Singh

Whats the antutu score for note 3-Definitely below MI3 (you can check) + if you can't even change default launcher on MI3 (or MIUI in particular) you should stop using Androids(or even smartphones) ur a moron...

Pritish Singh
Pritish Singh

MI3 man,Cant you even benchmark an android device??

praneeth kalidindi
praneeth kalidindi

Benchmarks are for the most Crappiest people around who doesnt even know what a smartphone is used for... More Storage,Removable Battery,Superb Unmatched Functionality and S Pen...I feel sorry that you may not know whats S pen...Haahhaaa Xiaomi

Pritish Singh
Pritish Singh

Guess you spent 3 times more money on a lower end smartphone than MI3 for spen,poor you!

Priyank Ahuja
Priyank Ahuja

You need to learn more about Android before declaring benchmarks crap!

Pritish Singh
Pritish Singh

If you are brave enough,post your benchmark screenshot here. But do you even know how to take a screenshot?

Aditya Barve
Aditya Barve

That bended iphone is still better thans samshits phones :v

Ramakrishna
Ramakrishna

Note 3 is 35k+ and MI3 is 14k .... still MI3 rocks ... than samshit ....