Samsung's first Tizen smartphone appears online

Samsung has already confirmed that it will showcase the first generation of Tizen devices at the MWC event on 23 February, but apart from a few leaked screenshots of the operating system, we haven't seen much of the hardware. Until now, that is.

This is alleged to be one of the first phones using Tizen, Samsung's in-house operating system and the OS it hopes one day will reduce its reliance on Android.

We say 'alleged' as this image of a phone (currently) called the ZEQ9000 was published on a Korean website and like any leak on a website, is open to question. But we'll go with it for now. The name is likely to change, with Zeke a possible candidate, as Samsung did file for this new brand name last August.

The phone looks typically Samsung, with the operating system looking not unlike the Tizen 2.1 screenshots that leaked last year. Details that ran alongside the image claim that the phone will have a 4.8-inch HD display, a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and is slightly smaller than the Galaxy S4 in size.

The rest of the blanks (if this is an actual phone) will be filled in when the MWC gets to Barcelona. It might not get the attention of a Samsung Galaxy S5 launch, but Tizen could be crucial to Samsung's long term well being and profitability. With that in mind, expect Tizen to be here, there and everywhere over the next 12 months.

Source: Phone Arena


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