Samsung working on Z1 2016
Samsung working on new Tizen powered smartphone Samsung

Samsung is reportedly working on its next generation Z1 smartphone powered by its home grown operating system. Bearing model number SM-Z150, the new model is expected to sport AMOLED display, like the company's other budget models.

The Z1 was unveiled in January 2015 and nine months after this the Z3 was launched. But it is unlikely the company will wait for so long to bring out the next Z series, according to Sammobile, which is the first to receive exclusive details about the upcoming Tizen device.

Recently, a Samsung device with model number SM-Z510 was sent to India for testing. The device which was earlier thought to be the Samsung Z5, could be the Z1 (2016) or, the successor to the Z3.

Details about the smartphone are scanty at the moment. Samsung is expected to bring several upgrades over the current Z3, which sports a 5in screen with resolution at 1280 x 720 pixels. It uses a Spreadturn 1.3GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB RAM. It offers 8GB internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using a microSD card.

Other key features are an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front facing camera for taking selfies. A 2,600mAh battery is the power house inside the smartphone. As for connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct and Bluetooth version 4.0.