Tizen to feature in high-end Samsung smartphone in August/September

Tizen to feature in high-end Samsung smartphone in August/SeptemberGiven the relatively modest specs on Samsung’s bada-rockin’ devices, we’d kind of assumed Tizen – which is absorbing the aforementioned – would slot in at the low end of the smartphone spectrum.

Not so, according to Lee Young Hee (pictured), executive VP of Samsung’s mobile division. She’s promising a beast of a Tizen smartphone as early as August this year.

The words are relayed by Bloomberg, with Lee Young Hee serving abundant Tizen-flavoured juice during a Seoul-based interview.

“The Tizen phone will be out in August or September, and this will be in the high-end category,” purrs the exec. “The device will be the best product equipped with the best specifications.”

That gives some credence to the admittedly crazy notion that Samsung could – in theory – ditch Android in favour of Tizen. Man, that’d be sweet.

Interestingly, Bloomberg tells us to expect “at least three premium handsets” from Samsung this year, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3 and this as-yet-unnamed Tizen chap.

Incidentally, it’ll be interesting to see what moniker Samsung’s Tizen range adopts. Its Windows Phone 7 chaps were Omnia branded; Windows Phone 8 devices fall under ATIV (for some reason); bada smartphones were of course Waves; and its many Android phones make up the Galaxy range.

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Pondlife  Mar. 17, 2013 at 11:15

It doesn't give any credence to it.
Wave phones were high middle end anyway, besides lets see what they actually put out, dare say they'd have given similar talk of the s3 mini being high end...
Also their ativ wasn't exactly low end and garnered about as much interest as a new Seesaw opening at Alton Towers.

And when you put things in like Samsung could – in theory – ditch Android in favour of Tizen. Man, that’d be sweet. you take away opportunity for our strange wp troll to say such silly things.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:20

It doesn't give any credence to it.
Wave phones were high middle end anyway, besides lets see what they actually put out, dare say they'd have given similar talk of the s3 mini being high end...
Also their ativ wasn't exactly low end and garnered about as much interest as a new Seesaw opening at Alton Towers.

And when you put things in like Samsung could – in theory – ditch Android in favour of Tizen. Man, that’d be sweet. you take away opportunity for our strange wp troll to say such silly things.


Or me! If Android ever came out of Beta, I'd give it another try. But I suspect Tizen will be more mature upon release than Android with Butter and Jelly Beans.

As to Tizen on a "beast" - they have loadsa unsold Ativ S they can just flash ;)

Am I serious? I don't know anymore. Tizen will come with Touchwiz. So unless it becomes themable fast, I won't buy one.

Pondlife  Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:45

Well I know you don't seriously expect them to dump android. Guess he might keep quiet as it could outsell wp, pretty much nailed on to beat Samsung's wp.
Wonder how many ativ's they actually bothered making not all that sure they'll have a heap of them tbh. I think they knew which way that was going.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 17, 2013 at 13:31

Well I know you don't seriously expect them to dump android. Guess he might keep quiet as it could outsell wp, pretty much nailed on to beat Samsung's wp.
Wonder how many ativ's they actually bothered making not all that sure they'll have a heap of them tbh. I think they knew which way that was going.
True... they hardly made 10 million Ativ S - they must have learned from the P1000 (tab) disaster... shipping 10 mill, selling 1 ;)

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