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Samsung's first Tizen-based smartphone may be released in November (it won't be the Samsung Z)

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Samsung's first Tizen-based smartphone may be released in November (it won't be the Samsung Z)
Announced in early June, the Samsung Z (pictured on the left) was supposed to be the world’s first commercially available Tizen smartphone. However, Samsung reportedly cancelled its release, allegedly planning to introduce some low-cost Tizen handsets instead. But when exactly will these cheap Tizen smartphones be launched? Well, it might happen in just a couple of months.

According to The Economic Times, a Samsung official confirmed that the company is planning to release a Tizen handset in India this November. While there are no details about the device itself, this may be the Samsung SM-Z130 - which could cost around $200 unlocked (thus, we’re expecting it to offer pretty modest features).

Reportedly, Tarun Malik, director of Samsung’s media solutions center for South West Asia, said that Tizen smartphones would coexist with Android handsets - but that shouldn’t surprise anyone.

Lately, Samsung’s leading position in the Indian smartphone market is being seriously threatened by local manufacturers - who offer handsets at very competitive prices. The recent release of Android One (with three smartphones made in India and priced at around $110) represents even more bad news for Samsung. Anyway, we assume that India won’t be the only market where Samsung is planning to sell Tizen smartphones. But we’ll see about that.

sources: The Economic Times, Zauba via Tizen Experts

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posted on 19 Sep 2014, 03:18 6

1. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Tizen is not going to happen.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 03:41 1

5. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


*Waits for PapaSmurf*

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 03:50 2

7. LiquidSnake (banned) (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Sep 2014)


He'll appear when Gargamel is gone.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 03:21

2. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Looks like xiaomi mi3, lol

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 04:42

9. Noonting (Posts: 132; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Not at all

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 03:26 4

3. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


It's DOA
How can they not figure that out???

You don't want to spend several hundreds of millions on a product that has .0078 percent chance of success.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 03:48

6. LiquidSnake (banned) (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Sep 2014)


There are too many parties involved.
There is no turning back until the bitter end.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 06:24

11. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


So it's like....

''Oooops, what the hell have we done?"

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 06:54

13. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Comment + Picture = Win

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 03:26

4. mobi_user (Posts: 150; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


Intell is such a big company. Why does it keeps on running after these traitor companies to help it with its OS build plan. First Noika and then Samsung.
Better they could take up a small startup mobile company and make it builds it products.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 11:42

15. Tziggy14 (Posts: 441; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


Intel has no real allegience to any company. In fact, they're actively contributing to advancing Android to 64-bit devices right now.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 04:39

8. Arthurhkt (Posts: 443; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


My obly concern is..... will they really really ever release it at all? Or will it delay or cancel again?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 06:09

10. clearblack (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


no Samsung it will be a fail

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 06:45 1

12. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


If it's big and cheap, it might have a chance of denting the market.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 08:35 1

14. jpd514 (Posts: 57; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


Pretty good idea.
Will Samsung Tizen security be affected by the American Patriot Act ?
If not and with à Knox like software and no obligation to answer to the Patriot Act, this and other Tizen Phone could became the future security smartphone.

Beginning at low cost, consumer will not buy for the software but for the quality that made the reputation as Samsung the best manufacturer in the world.

In some months the Tizen Store may become interesting. The are already doing good with the Tizen Store for the Samsung Gear Watch.

posted on 21 Sep 2014, 02:14

16. majedlutfi (Posts: 34; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


this is lg samsung l7 ;-PX-P

posted on 28 Apr 2016, 00:30

17. biradar (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


It is nice to Tizen

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