Samsung Electronics’ first smartphone to run on its own operating system received a feeble response after its launch in India, report Reuters.
Tech experts are mainly criticising the smartphone on the ground that it has low-resolution cameras and there is a dearth of software applications.
T he South Korean tech major’s latest smartphone has its own developed Tizen operating system developed to rival Google’s Android platform.
The latest handset Z1 is priced at Rs 5,700, targeting first-time smartphone users.
Reuters quoted IDC analyst Karan Thakkar saying that although the Z1’s $92 price tag (Rs 5,700) beat many of the best-known Android phones on cost, it still had plenty of strong competitors in the low-end segment.
Reacting to criticism, Samsung said in a statement the Z1’s “exclusive benefits” included a simple interface, long battery life and faster page-loading speeds courtesy of Tizen.
Analysts are also of the view that Samsung failed to excite software developers to tailor applications like games for the platform its Tizen OS.