Finally! First Samsung Tizen phone leaked in picture

Finally! First Samsung Tizen phone leaked in pictureLast March (yes, 2013), we were promised that a high-end Samsung Tizen phone would touch down in August/September. Here we are in January 2014 and there’s still no sign of it.

But wait! What’s this? Only the first picture of Samsung’s first Tizen phone, alongside a handful of possible specs.

Credit here goes to Korean-language site MovePlayer. Don’t think we’ve mentioned those guys before.

What we’re seeing is a handset that looks very much like a Samsung phone, rocking Tizen – an operating system that could shake things up if or when it finally arrives.

With its tiled layout, Tizen clearly looks more Windows Phone than Android. It’s absorbed Samsung’s bada, a short-lived OS that outperformed Windows Phone in terms of market share.

As for specs, the Samsung Tizen phone is thought to have a 4.8in display, though any hopes of it being truly high-end are pretty much shattered by the now-modest 720p resolution.

Still, the Samsung Tizen phone might be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, so it’d at least be pretty nippy.

We’re in two minds about the Tizen delay. On the one hand, it’s better to get things right rather than launching a shoddy product, but we can’t help but feel that it’ll be too little too late. Heck, that’s if Tizen even cares. Some suggest it’ll focus on emerging markets, like Mozilla's Firefox OS.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 28, 2014 at 16:05

That tiled UI is going to be the new Touchwiz. It is NOT Tizen- exclusive.
Just like Bada looked very much like Samsung's Android flavour - give or take a few aspects.

Pondlife  Jan. 28, 2014 at 18:41

So they gave up copying apple to copy wp?

babylon  Jan. 28, 2014 at 22:32

So they gave up copying apple to copy wp

Cos you could never accuse Apple of copying anyone, We all know they invented everything.

Pondlife  Jan. 28, 2014 at 23:33

Oh they can be pulled out of the woodwork even by accident these days...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 29, 2014 at 01:17

haha

Pondlife  Jan. 29, 2014 at 01:41

Heck, that’s if Tizen even cares. Some suggest it’ll focus on emerging markets, like Mozilla's Firefox OS.

Well there's a world of difference between this and the hideous orange midget firefox device...
Suspect the heat on hukd exceeded the actual number that sold.

Pondlife  Jan. 29, 2014 at 01:41

And it looks more reminiscent of Sense than it does wp8 tbh ;)

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