Given 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.