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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17 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Tizen is not going to happen.

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

*Waits for PapaSmurf*

7. LiquidSnake

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

He'll appear when Gargamel is gone.

2. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Looks like xiaomi mi3, lol

9. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Not at all

3. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

6. LiquidSnake

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

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

11. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

So it's like.... ''Oooops, what the hell have we done?"

13. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Comment + Picture = Win

4. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 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.

15. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

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

8. Arthurhkt

Posts: 722; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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

10. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

no Samsung it will be a fail

12. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

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

14. jpd514

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 08, 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.

16. majedlutfi

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

this is lg samsung l7 ;-PX-P

17. biradar

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

It is nice to Tizen

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