Tizen-based Samsung Galaxy S5 apparently in testing

Less than a month after Samsung announced its first Tizen-based smartphone (the Samsung Z), we’re now hearing that the South Korean company may be testing a Galaxy S5 variant that also uses Tizen OS (instead of Android).

According to Zauba - a website that lists products imported and exported to and from India - a few “Samsung Galaxy S5 Tizen test phones” recently arrived in the country from South Korea. Of course, even if Samsung is testing Tizen on the Galaxy S5, this doesn’t mean that it wants to commercialize a non-Android S5. At the moment, the Galaxy line exclusively includes Android devices, and it’s hard to believe that Samsung will ever want to introduce a Tizen-based Galaxy.

But perhaps Samsung is planning to make a Tizen smartphone that’s similar, hardware-wise, to the Galaxy S5? That remains a possibility, though there’s no way of confirming anything at the moment. It’s too early to predict what Tizen will mean for Samsung’s smartphone business anyway. The Samsung Z isn’t available to buy yet, but it should be released in select markets starting the third quarter (which begins tomorrow). We'll see after its launch if Tizen can be a worthy alternative to Android.

source: Zauba via SamDownloads (translated)


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