It looks like Samsung managed to find a footing in the entry-level segment once again with the Tizen-based Z1. According to Business Korea, Samsung sold over 100,000 units of the Z1 in India since its debut in the country in January, followed by 20,000 units in Bangladesh, where the device was launched earlier this month.
The report suggests that the strong sales of the Z1 were due to a combination of "excellent multitasking performance" coupled with an aggressive launch price of Rs. 5,700 ($92). Samsung also gave away a host of content — including live TV along with free music and movies — for free with the Z1, which may have also contributed to the vendor attaining 100,000 sales in India within a month of its debut. The South Korean vendor has confirmed that it will manufacture the device in the country in a bid to further cut down on costs.
Samsung is reportedly looking to launch the Z1 in additional markets, with Nepal, Sri Lanka And Indonesia the next countries in line to receive the device.
If you're interested in knowing how the Z1 differs from an entry-level Android handset, be sure to read our hands-on post.
Source: Business Korea