Samsung Z2 evidence sure suggests Samsung Tizen phones aren't done yet


Android may power Samsung's most popular smartphones, but is the company's reliance on the Google-helmed OS a liability? For years now Samsung's been looking into its options for smartphones that exist outside of Google's influence, and that's led to the release of Tizen-powered models like the Samsung Z1 and Z3. Now a new leak attempts to shed some light on another upcoming Tizen handset, the four-inch Samsung Z2.

Our evidence comes in the form of Indian import records for a Samsung phone with model number SM-Z200F; remember, the original Samsung Z1 was model SM-Z130, and the Z3 (pictured here) was model SM-Z300. It doesn't take a leap of faith to think that SM-Z200 would be another Tizen phone.

The import logs don't tell us a ton about the smartphone's hardware, but they do attempt to confirm a four-inch screen size. That immediately invites comparisons to the similarly four-inch Samsung Z1, as opposed to the five-inch Samsung Z3.

Does that mean that the this presumptive Samsung Z2 would also see the rest of its hardware fall more in line with the lower-end Z1 than the slightly better-equipped Z3? Import log pricing data has swung from as low as $50 per handset to as high as $375, making it tricky to get a bead on the phone's capabilities. Knowing Samsung and four-inch phones, though, we're guessing this one will likely be on the lower-performing end of the spectrum.

In addition to this model SM-Z200, so far this year we've also heard about possible plans for the Tizen-based SM-Z150 (a rumored Z1 follow-up) and SM-Z510 (whose numbering could suggest it would be either the largest or most premium Tizen phone yet).

source: Zauba via Sam Mobile

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10 Comments

3. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

as far as i know, tizen doesnt hang at all......n has the basic apps pre installed

5. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Of course their not done, they just got started lol. They did not create the Tizen OS for nothing.

10. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

You mean like Bada?

14. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

He has clearly written Tizen

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I would liek to try a Samsung offering only Samsung services and see what's it all about. Would be nice to see what a non-Google influence phone would be.

7. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

remove all google stuffs from your Note Nd there you go.....I haven't seen Tizen in person but from what I have it seems to be a lot of touchwiz

9. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

@joey I guess touchwiz is not an issue low range device with it being laggy, touchwiz on vm is issue. Touchwiz running native will be faster.

13. Leon898

Posts: 9; Member since: May 08, 2016

I agree with you regarding the VM thingy

15. Elfmonster unregistered

Should I install cyrogenomod whatever on devices whose OS have been abandoned by Samsung and Google etc? Or just break the devices in half?

16. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

I will not recommend.

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