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People walk behind a glass window bearing the logo of Samsung Electronics at the company's headquarters in Seoul November 6, 2009. Reuters/Choi Bu-Seok

As tech enthusiasts get ready to welcome 2015, Samsung has revealed the plans to launch its brand new Z1 smartphone. Only recently, the news about the Samsung Z1 started making waves and the leaked information showcased the much-awaited specifications. But now, a slew of live images of the Z1 have cropped up showcasing the handset like never before.

Notably, the Z1 runs on the company's new Tizen OS and this smartphone is an entry level device. As far as the key specifications go, the Samsung Z1 will reportedly feature a modest, pocket-friendly 4.0-inch display, bundled with 800 x 480 pixels screen resolution. The handset will reportedly be powered by a dual-core unnamed processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz. And the device will be backed by an inferior 768 MB of RAM, says GSM Arena.

When it comes to memory, the handset will come equipped with 4 GB of internal storage capacity and microSD card slot for further expansion. Moreover, the whole configuration will be held together and powered by a 1,500 mAh battery unit. Notably, this handset will run on Samsung's Tizen v2.3, out of the box.

With respect to the camera configuration, the handset will reportedly house a 3 MP rear-facing camera unit and a 0.3 MP front-facing shooter unit for selfies. With very basic specs and dirt-cheap price, the Z1 will be competing with Xiaomi's Redmi 1S smartphone.

Furthermore, the Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 will be introduced on Jan. 18, 2015. Reportedly, India will be first country to receive this handset. Also, the launch event would take place in China and South Korea following the Indian debut. When it comes to price, the Z1 will set the buyers back by as low as $90. Interested readers should head to GSM Arena to check out the killer images of the upcoming Samsung Z1 smartphone.

What do you think of the Samsung Z1? Will Samsung be able to gain the lost market share in India and other emerging markets with a budget-friendly handset? For that matter, will Tizen OS be ever accepted by masses when Android and custom Android OSes are making waves? Feel free to leave a comment.

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