Alleged photo of upcoming Samsung Tizen smartphone, ZEQ9000 "Zeke", leaks

Alleged photo of upcoming Samsung Tizen smartphone, ZEQ9000
A Korean website published this product image of what is, allegedly, the first Samsung Tizen-based smartphone to be sold to consumers. It's called ZEQ9000, which probably means it's coming from a similar place as the previous Samsung Tizen phones that we know of - the SM-Z9000 and the SM-Z9005. Its eventual market name could be “Zeke” - according to the source, Samsung has filed for this new brand last August.



It's hard to say whether this leak is reliable or not, but the smartphone's design - not a wildly imaginative designer's concept, but a familiar textured plastic affair, seems authentic enough. As for the operating system shown on the display, its visual style mostly matches the Tizen 2.1 screenshots that leaked last December. The upper status bar, for example, is the same between the two leaks. The flat and symmetrical aesthetic, shaped by rectangles and squares, is preserved as well.



This leak contains some specifications, too. Zeke could have a 4.8-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU running at 2.3GHz, and be slightly smaller than the Galaxy S4 in size.



While not every part of this leak sounds credible, most of it manages to squeeze past the lie detector. Perhaps we will learn more truthful details from Samsung's official pre-MWC Tizen Developer event on February 23, or at the Congress itself.




source: MovePlayer via IntoMobile

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34 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I wonder if Samsung will make only Tizen phones in the future?

17. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

No, Galaxy division is doing so well.

2. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Same old Boring Samsung plastic design Zzzzzz...zzz...zz

12. teja171 unregistered

They aren't the flagship devices right ?

14. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

It might be better if they stick with a certain design as long as the phone works has plenty of software and since it can run most of the android app and probably port a lot over it should do well. Samsung has its hands in a lot of stuff especially being on top of the mobile market and a strong hardware partner with intel and the Linux foundation nice work guys.

3. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

If they have to essentially start from scratch with 3rd party apps, it's BB10 all over again. DOA...

19. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

And BB10 has what exactly to do with this article?

23. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

BB10 is an outstanding new OS from BlackBerry with great hardware to match, but trying to start over and rebuild app catalogs with the very mature iOS and Android app stores already dominating has proven to be daunting at best. BB10 is a testament to that...

27. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Going by your comment, there should be no new operating system to even attempt to launch, considering the iOS/Android duopoly. That would make for a very boring smartphone world. Daunting? Yes, but nothing worth it is ever easy. DOA? Not at all.

31. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I like your sentiment and hope I'm wrong. We'll see... Windows Phone is a 3rd major operating system with a decent app selection (most of the "must haves" are available). It only got to where it is today because one of the biggest companies in history was behind it. Microsoft essentially bought the apps. BlackBerry is a distant 4th, but doesn't have the financial muscle and clout that Microsoft has. As far as Tizen, it'll be tough to compete with themselves. Most will choose the Galaxy S4 or other leading Samsung devices with similar (or better) hardware and a mature OS/app ecosystem. Samsung has gone down this road before and it failed miserably (Bada). Not to mention there's already a lack of carrier interest before anything has even started. Nokia also tried with a better head start and a lot of support (Symbian). Didn't work out too well... But I guess we'll see.

32. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Symbian was good for a decade. Then again, most OS's will see either a complete redesign-rebranding or total replacement in that time frame, so it is no huge surprise. BlackBerry, Palm, and Windows Mobile have all gone through this - BlackBerry 10 is totally different software-wise from BlackBerry 7 and predecessors, WebOS was totally different from Palm (and promptly failed to survive in the mobile world), and Windows Phone is a radical departure from Windows Mobile when it comes to the UI (but not software; they replaced Windows CE base with Windows NT). Symbian just didn't get replaced with anything. That said, I expect to see BlackBerry 10 struggle to survive in the near-term, and I would not be surprised to see both iOS and Android get major MAJOR redesigns in the next five to seven years. I mean moving away from existing kernels such as Darwin... complete redesign or replacement.

4. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

The image shows 24 Feb 2014 date .. Hopefully Samsung will bring a strong, fast, buttery and fluid Tizen OS.

5. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

The OS looks like the child of Android and Windows Phone

8. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Word, and Nokia Normandy's twin sister too (?)

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yeah, lol. Square tiles with round icons inside.

6. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Samsung should have come up with a bold new design to differentiate the TIZEN model from it's Android headsets, but that would take imagination.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Just dropping the hardware button might be a start.

9. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

du thi could really work but not right away i like flat ui

11. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 + Samsung Galaxy S III had a baby and it's called Samsung ZEQ9000. Congrats on your newborn! #irony

13. fanboyoftech

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

Someone please define with word "Ironic" for Mr. Diego here, please.

22. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

haha, why bother? no grammar nazis here

34. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I love you hahaha

33. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

hahahahaa that was my f**king corrector. My keyboard is in Spanish. Ironic = Ironía in Spanish. Sorry for the misspell! :P

15. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Oh the email icon very old huh

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Is it just me who thinks this is quite good? Or is everyone on here just blind by their automatic hate of samsung devices, even insulting the email icon because they can't find much else wrong with it!

29. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Let them be if it satisfies their emo lifestyle, lol! Because they think that bashing the top dog and being different to what everyone else has is cool, because Samsung is the Apple of Android they resort to insults. If anything, I like this nifty tizen fella, this is pretty much a breath of fresh air from their Galaxy Androids. I like Sammy for their ambition, much like LG/Oppo. Sony/HTC....meh!

18. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Well done samsung we need diversity of os

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very nice, wp8 inspired but very nice.

21. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Another day, another Galax... Wait, TIZEN O.o

24. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Sick of Samsung's 'Galaxy' name !! A little part of me died when i read a article of 'Samsung galaxy S3 Lite Neo+'. Tizen,just die already! iOS,android,WP compete hard & will get better from each other!!

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