According to reports, Samsung has sold over 100,000 units of its entry level Z1 smartphone in India since its launch  on 14 January, 2015. The report that cites unnamed industry sources added that the company has sold nearly 20,000 units of the Z1, since February 3, 2015.

Samsung developed Tizen with Huawei Technologies and Intel Corp to challenge the Android software that powers most of the world's mobile devices. India is the first market globally, where the Z1 was launched at Rs 5,700, targeted at first-time smartphone buyers.

Tizen, is the South Korean tech major's attempt to take on its competitors like Google's Android OS, that is currently popular among Indian users and owns has an impressive market share in India. The Z1 based on Samsung's own in-bred operating system, aka.

Samsung's Tizen based Z1 smartphone was exclusively launched in India and Bangladesh. And according to the sources, company is working on aggressive marketing and advertising strategies to popularise the recently introduced OS, Tizen amidst Android and iOS captured market. And soon, the device will be introduced in Asian markets, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.

Currently, only a few devices, including Samsung's smartwatch products run on the Tizen platform. A majority of Samsung's mobile phones are Android-based, which is also the dominant OS on most smartphones across the globe.

The dual SIM device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768 MB RAM and 4GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB. It features four-inch display, 3.1 MP rear and a VGA front camera and 1,500 mAh battery.