Samsung's Z3 Tizen smartphone may launch later on this year

Samsung's Z3 Tizen smartphone may launch later on this year
Samsung has made it quite clear that the Tizen OS is here to stay. The platform has its fair share of critics, but the company is pressing on regardless. After the Samsung Z1, it was rumored that Samsung would be coming through with the Z2, but according to a new report, the company may skip that handset entirely and leap straight to the Z3. 

Apparently launching in the second half of this year, the Samsung Z3 will be more powerful than the original Z1, and run on the Tizen OS. Samsung appears undeterred in its efforts to develop and enhance the reach of the Tizen OS, despite various industry snipes that the operating system is a non-starter. From consumers and analysts to Huawei's CEO of the Consumer BG, who has said that Tizen has "no chance" of becoming a success, the platform cannot seem to escape negativity. But nevertheless, the Z3 is said to be en route to market. 

According to the folks at Tizen Experts, the device will include a quad-core, 64-bit processor along with a 5-inch display. The 5-megapixel main shooter may be accompanied by an equally-modest 2-megapixel front-facing snapper, and the device may be kept ticking over by a 2000 mAh battery.

The reason why Samsung is keen to persevere with Tizen, it seems, goes beyond the smartphone industry. The company wants its platform to integrate with all of its products, including TVs, smartwatches, and eventually, smart home gadgets as the market for the Internet of Things evolves. 

Whether the company is swimming upstream in this endeavor remains to be seen, but what does seem likely is that the Z3 Tizen smartphone will be headed to market over the next few months. The specs are by no means definite, and there are no details on pricing and availability as yet, but when this info does emerge, we'll have it covered right here. 

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14 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Can't wait to see what's in store!

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

tizen is pretty much touchwiz without android. if they really want people to move to tizen its ui should be a little different. meego was pretty popular and if tizen adopted its system it would garner more followers.

12. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Not entirely. Tizen is smooth and more battery efficient than Android.

3. gaming64 unregistered

TouchWiz-Android=Tizen

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

The only thing that tizen sell is smartwatch, too bad only can pair Samsung device

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

The reason why Samsung insist to keep developing the Tizen was basically boil down to one important factor: Control. Having a homebrew OS mean that you have total control for every single part of the OS, with Android, Samsung can't do that. Thus it is interesting to see how Samsung will continue to develop the Tizen platform, but first hopefully they could add more apps to their store.

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I agree, in few years we could see a great OS coming from Samsung

6. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

the embarrassment of samsung goes on

7. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Lol they already caught op on Sony and produce Z3 now, while Sony started years ago with Z line xD

9. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

So what is answer for Xperia s??

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Any one has a Samsung Tizen Gear smartwatch more than 15 months old? Still working?

11. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Well, the OS is super fluid. Let's just wait til it reaches the more developed stage

13. Topspliff

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

Joey_sfb I got my Gear 2 last March, although not quite 15 months old, its still in perfect condition and runs as sweet as a nut, I wear it everyday, including night time for tracking my sleep, I only take it off for a shower, I now kill Bluetooth whilst I'm sleeping and can get 8 days on 1 charge, so please tell me the point of your statement?

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Just trying to gather more information. My gear has been sent in for repair on the 7 month for battery issue and now its can't be charge struck at 1% charge. I have my gear for 15 months. Good to know you have a great experience with gear. I am now trying out Moto 360 with my Note 3 just receive it a few days ago.

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