Samsung Mobile Bangladesh announced today (Feb 3, 2015) the launch of the first Tizen powered smartphone for Bangladesh, the Samsung Z1. Expected to be liked by millions of potential users in the country, the Z1 offers exclusive benefits for website users and ensures an interface that makes mobility easier and more enjoyable.
Built on the lightweight Tizen platform, the user interface on the Samsung Z1 is simple and easy to use, offering faster and smoother device performance powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768MB RAM, and 4GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB with a microSD card. The device features dual SIM support and delivers a seamless and user-friendly smartphone experience. The Samsung Z1 has a superior 4” WVGA PLS screen, made with advanced Samsung technology. The screen allows consumers to enjoy multimedia content to the fullest with crystal clear resolutions. Its PLS technology allows consumers with clear, vivid display in outdoor situations. The Samsung Z1 is equipped with long-lasting battery performance and also features ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’ to ensure users can always stay connected, even at the minimal battery levels.
“The smartphone market in Bangladesh is rapidly evolving, but many consumers are still using their feature phones to remain connected,” said Mr. Choon Soo Moon, Managing Director, Samsung Mobile Bangladesh. “We have customized the Z1 to meet the unique requirements of the local Bangladeshi consumers for a personal and reliable mobile experience, so they upgrade to a smartphone.”
Samsung sets a new standard in localized services by providing users with a wide range of preloaded useful URLs with content spanning across news, online marketplace and job search. The Samsung Z1 comes with quick, one-touch access to local websites such as Bdjobs.com, bdnews24.com, bikroy.com, ekhanei.com, and Prothom Alo. Top global sites such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter are also preloaded on the device. Local apps such as Prayer Times also comes preloaded on the Samsung Z1. There is also a festival wallpaper option, with which the lockscreen image changes with each major Bangladeshi festival.
The Samsung Z1 customers can stay connected and access the wonderful world of Internet, Apps and Social Networking on the 3.5G network of Robi. Users will get 300 minutes talk-time (Robi to Robi), 100 minutes talk-time (Robi to other numbers) and 1GB data for the first month, allowing them to talk, download and surf at will, and make the fullest use of their smartphone. Subsequently, users can purchase a special Robi weekly value pack providing 250 minutes talk-time (Robi to Robi), 50 minutes talk-time (Robi to other numbers) and 500MB data at only BDT 99/-, for the next 12 months. With over 6GB data over a 12 month period and over 3,000 minutes of talk-time, Samsung has ensured tremendous and relevant value in the hands of the Samsung Z1 customer.
The Samsung Z1 is priced at BDT 6,900/- and will be available in Bangladesh from February 4th in White, Black and Red.
Photo caption: (Left to right) General Manager of Samsung Bangladesh Young-Woo Lee, CEO of Robi Axiata Supun Weerasinghe, Managing Director of Samsung Bangladesh Choon Soo Moon, Chief Operating Officer of Robi Axiata Mahtabuddin Ahmed and Managing Director of Fair Distribution Ltd Ruhul Alam Al Mahbub.