Samsung’s Z1, its first Tizen smartphone now launched in India, combines Spreadtrum’s WCDMA chipsets with the Tizen operating system

SHANGHAI, Feb. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Spreadtrum Communications, a leading fabless semiconductor company in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards, today announced that it has successfully completed the integration of the Tizen operating system (OS) with Spreadtrum’s WCDMA chipsets. This integrated platform is now shipping in Samsung’s first Tizen smartphone, the Z1, released in January 2015 to the Indian market.

The Z1 runs the Tizen 2.3 OS and integrates Spreadtrum’s SC7727S mobile chipset platform, which features a 1.2Ghz dual-core WCDMA processor. The device, which retails for $92, also sports a 3.1 megapixel camera, 4 GB of on-board memory, and is bundled with a variety of content and service offers.

Dr. Leo Li, Spreadtrum’s chairman and CEO, commented, "We are very proud to partner with Samsung to add the Tizen operating system to our portfolio of supported OS, and to work together to promote the adoption of smartphones around the world. The close cooperation of both teams and deep integration of our products helps to reduce device power consumption and system memory consumption, which greatly improves the user experience for entry-level smartphones."

About Spreadtrum Communications

Spreadtrum Communications is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards. Spreadtrum’s solutions combine its highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost.  Spreadtrum’s customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world. Spreadtrum is a privately held company headquartered in Shanghai and an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd. For more information, visit http://www.spreadtrum.com/.