Samsung surprised us earlier this month with the unveiling of its first Tizen smartphone: the Samsung Z
. The handset’s announcement itself wasn’t surprising (the arrival of a Tizen-based smartphone was long overdue), but its design was. The Z just doesn’t look like Samsung’s current line of Galaxy smartphones. However, before the Z, Samsung was planning to introduce a Tizen handset that had a lot in common with its Galaxy devices. We’re talking about the Samsung ZeQ
, which showed up on eBay
back in January.
While the ZeQ will likely never be sold, lots of live photos of it are now available thanks to the FCC (which approved the device in December 2013, but only today published these photos). The ZeQ that the FCC revealed was supposed to be launched in Japan via NTT DoCoMo, carrying the model number SC-03F.
The ZeQ seems to be a bit smaller than Samsung’s Galaxy S5
, reportedly featuring a 4.8-inch 720p display. Other than that, the handset allegedly features a Snapdragon 800 processor (just like the Samsung Z), LTE, a rear camera with LED flash, and a 2,600 mAh battery.
Check out the Samsung ZeQ in the slideshow below, and let us know of you prefer its design instead of what the Z is offering (not that this would change the fact that Samsung seems to have cancelled this handset).