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Samsung SM-Z9005 Tizen phone put for sale on eBay, first photos emerge

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Samsung SM-Z9005 Tizen phone put for sale on eBay, first photos emerge
Images of what is claimed to be one of Samsung's upcoming Tizen handsets have emerged when the SM-Z9005 phone appeared for sale on eBay, of all places. Someone jumped the gun prematurely, it seems, as the listing has been taken off, but the two pictures have been scooped up, and the styling jibes with the render of the Z9000 "Zeke" that we saw leaked not long ago.

Frankly, the alleged Tizen handset doesn't differ much from the typical Samsung style of phone-building, but we'll wait for the official unveiling on February 23rd, before we pass any opinions on the design. The important thing on it is the operating system, of course, though seeing how important backers like Intel are hesitant to pour resources in it, Samsung might have an uphill battle to fire up the platform basically on its own.

source: eBay via G4Games

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posted on 30 Jan 2014, 06:55 1

1. rd_nest (Posts: 824; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


That's a dev phone.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 08:02 1

15. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Holy that's a permanent bumper.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 08:09

18. shuaibhere (Posts: 1673; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


No..it's not....i think you're not familiar with sammy dev phones...S3 too was covered with this kinda box and note 3 was covered in oreo coloured box...

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:13

24. dickwyn (Posts: 601; Member since: 07 May 2012)


and it looks really like the leaked galaxy s4 prototype last year

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 13:52

28. neops (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Oh noooo! That's an ugly-mugly bezel.
And i hope that they didn't mean those trapezoid shapes, like this accent around camera lens, when they said "back to basics" for the design of the S5

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 06:57 4

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What's that white rim around the phone. That's ugly, remove that at once under order of the jedii.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:05 1

4. buccob (Posts: 1563; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Agree dj, it would be nicer if the phone was only the black part (a little Nexus 5 style)

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:52

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I like the Tizen software. It looks good

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:44

8. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


the s3 dev phone was also encased in that 'rim'

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:56 1

14. majp89 (Posts: 104; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


It's the nest part of the box that your phone sits on that is on top of all of the accessories that come with the phone. The white is not part of the phone.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 08:34

23. buccob (Posts: 1563; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Duh... I feel dumb hahaha...

it really confused me the back picture. Anyway good to know

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:04 5

3. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Sammy is getting uglier every year.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 08:06 2

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Disagree. S4 looks better than the S3, and Note 3 is miles ahead of the Note 2.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 08:12

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Agreed. I wasn't a huge fan of the camera housing in the note 3, but it grew on me.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 08:14

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Agreed. I wasn't a huge fan of the camera housing in the note 3, but it grew on me.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 14:39

29. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I'm still not a fan of the camera housing on the note 3 :/ I'm trying to like it, but it's not growing on me. The iPhone, Xperia Z1, Lumia 920, and the HTC One all have nice camera designs that are flushed to the surface of the rear of the phone.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 16:54

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


True, they definitely coulda chose a better housing. Overall it's a nice looking phone though. I'd say 1. HTC One 2. iPhone 5s 3. HTC 8X 4. note 3 5. LG Optimus pro.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 17:28

32. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I agree, aside from the camera housing, I don't complain even about other Samsung phones with regular plastic backs. The faux-leather stitching design is quite nice! That is a nice list. I'll try to see if I can come up with one from the top of my head..
- Sony Xperia Z1/Z1S/Z1 Compact (black & white)
- iPhone 5S (all colors)
- LG Optimus G (AT&T version)
- LG Prada 3.0
- LG Nexus 4 (black & white)

I would also include the blackberry bold 9900/9930 as I simply drooled over that phone for a few years lol. I don't know if I can put them in any sort of order because I love them all so much!

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 17:40

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I agree about the blackberry. I absolutely love the new one with the qwerty keyboard. Super nice.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:06 3

5. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Lol Jedi, it does look terrible, looks like a s4 but with love handles, loose some weight fatty. Gosh where is Sammy heading

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:54

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmao at "love handles". It should do some crunches lol. +1

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:12

6. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


looks like they forgot to trim the sides :D

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:40

7. PorkyBurger (Posts: 256; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Something tells me that this phone is developers-only, and maybe that's whay it is so ugly.
Spidey senses tingling.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:45

9. shuaibhere (Posts: 1673; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


This is just a prototype...phone is covered by a box....sammy does it to not reveal the design of the phone....and someone is playing bad in EBAY...

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:50

10. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


and it sold for under 300 according to the ebay link. i smell a scam

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 07:54

13. shuaibhere (Posts: 1673; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


PA don't you know that sammy does it regularly....still you're posting this nonsense to just get views...

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 08:03

16. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


All of you...that white "rim" is on every dev phone...its not what the actual device will be!!

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 08:16 1

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The jedii says remove it or else I'll go thermo nuclear on Ebays a$$.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 08:18

22. PorkyBurger (Posts: 256; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Calm down and wait.
When this will go official and ready to sell it will look just like you want to.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 12:01

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


K I woo saaaaa'd

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:35 1

25. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Inspired by lumia devices

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:26 1

26. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


everything looks like a lumia to you!!! What you been smoking it looks nothing like a lumia...

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 14:40

30. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


No way is it going to have that ugly white border around the phone!

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