The South Korean company is reportedly working on a low end Tizen smartphone. This comes after the launch of Samsung Z which is the first commercial Tizen handset.
For those who aren’t aware, Tizen is an open and flexible operating system built from the ground up to address the needs of all stakeholders of the mobile and connected device ecosystem, including device manufacturers, mobile operators, application developers and independent software vendors (ISVs). Tizen is developed by a community of developers, under open source governance, and is open to all members who wish to participate.
The low end Tizen phone has the model number SM-Z130H (the Z in the code showing that it’s Tizen equipped) and has been shipped to India for testing. The components of the device show that the cost of the end product is planned to be targeted at the extreme low budget end of the market.
We’re not sure when exactly will this device be available for pruchase but we don’t expect it to a date to be confirmed anytime soon. Why? Well, Samsung has faced many issues with the Samsung Z launch so unless these bumps have been ironed out, we don’t expect the company to launch the next in line. It’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for the Samsung’s in-house operating system, Tizen.