Report: First Tizen flavored smartphone from Samsung to launch in Russia next month

Report: First Tizen flavored smartphone from Samsung to launch in Russia next month
The on-again, off-again saga of Tizen took a permanent turn "on" at MWC when Samsung introduced its new smartwatches, both powered by the OS. At the same time, the Korean manufacturer quietly showed off a Tizen powered handset. During MWC, there wasn't any information provided as to when and where this handset would first be released. But thanks to a report published on Sunday that cites a Samsung official, we now expect that the first Tizen powered smartphone will be launched next month in Russia.

The unnamed Samsung official, who works out of Korea, reportedly said that the plan is for other Tizen powered devices to connect with the smartphone. As for what we can expect from the first Tizen driven handset, the official states that it has specs similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president for Samsung's Product Strategy Team, earlier said that the company would release two Tizen powered smartphones during the current quarter. One would be a high-end model, while the other would be a mid-range device designed to attract buyers to the platform.

Why did Samsung decide on Russia to be the first market for a Tizen powered smartphone? The answer would seem to harken back to a comment made by Yoon during a recent interview with Reuters. At the time, the executive said that the Korean manufacturer "will release the phones in a few countries where we can do well." After the launch in Russia, the phone will head to Brazil and other developing countries.

It is believed that Samsung wants Tizen to succeed, in order to reduce the company's reliance on Google's open source Android OS.

Samsung's first Tizen powered phone, is tipped to launch next month in Russia

Samsung's first Tizen powered phone, is tipped to launch next month in Russia


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source: IndonesianTizen (translated) via GforGames

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43 Comments

1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

tizen is gonna be a big fail....

3. express77 unregistered

Haters are already here.

7. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

If Samsung was comfortable with this OS they would release this phone in other countries first.

20. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

What? Russia isn't a country? Is it in some other planet? They will release it as they seem fit for their marketing point. They won't release it to please your overzealous ego. They are in business, they know which place they can target first. And Tizen isn't just about Samsung. NTT Docomo, Huawei, Intel, Orange, Fujitsu, SK Telecom, LGU+, Vodafone, KT are also part of Tizen.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

As ugly as touchwiz? no we are better with Android.

28. MR-H-

Posts: 116; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

The "best OS till date" Android.

38. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

You mean - mobile OS?? Right? I guess Tizen is meant to be both, thogh.

33. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I dont mind seeing a new comer

37. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

For you "beauty lovers" , nothing is more more beautiful than Tim Cook. I remmember the old times when you iboys, were tech geeks, not hairdressers.

6. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Another fail like Bada OS.

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Bada OS was half baked OS. This is a proper OS that Intel is into it and many other companies. Its been in development for years. Why is it so bad for even more competition to android?

21. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

The problem is that it is an ill-fated OS. It has never been successful for any company viz. Nokia, intel,etc involved in it. Its been delaying, abandoning and everything.

39. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

There was nothing wrong with Bada. Simply not in the right moment . Hope Tizen come at better time, when Samsung is much stronger, and Intel and many other companies are behind it, too. And hope it will be more than only mobil OS.

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Looks like galaxy S4 with Go launcher.

16. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Just let the time judge your prediction is true or not.

36. JoeDirt

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

"In Russia, Tizen powered phone operate you"

2. express77 unregistered

Lets see what this OS has to offer.

11. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Just like Bada, it's inspired from Android.

40. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It's inspired from the same, what Android, iOS.....and so on.... was inspired.

4. Sauce unregistered

Why do so many people hate on Tizen? I don't get it.

8. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

Samsung is making android phones while competing against android with Tizen. If they was serious about Tizen, they would quit making Android phones. Samsung is about dat short term money. Afraid to take risks not like HP or Nokia who took risks with going all out with an OS (Web OS/ Windows Phone)

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1755; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I would rather be afraid to take risks but be successful. Look at Sony, HP, and Nokia in the mobile phone market now.

18. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

First of all for OS to be successful... It should have great ecosystem!!! No OS can get apps just like that... So they cant abandon android just like that ...even if they want to...so they'll release tizen in developing markets and built the momentum around TIZEN... And imo samsung will not abandon android even if TIZEN becames a big success...because samsung is company which believes in giving costumers as much as CHOICE they can...

41. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Bad news for you, iboy. Samsung will not ditch Android. And will make Tizen too. And will have it great. Samsung make also WP smartphone(even if don't try hard there. Besides Tizen is not only Samsung. Intel and many other are there too. iPropaganda , trying to make intrigues betwen Samsung and Google is pathetic and helpless.

13. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Because they want everything to be Android.

14. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Same here, I think Tizen will be the best thing that could ever happen to Samsung

30. MR-H-

Posts: 116; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Lets wait and see if this Tizen is any better than BB and WP8....?

15. ph00ny

Posts: 1994; Member since: May 26, 2011

Me neither. At least on wearables, it's more battery efficient with identical performance if not slightly quicker on same hardware

17. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

The question is: What's there to like about Tizen?

26. ph00ny

Posts: 1994; Member since: May 26, 2011

Um see above?

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