Samsung Electronics is planning to release Tizen smartphones in various markets, including the United States, China, Korea, Russia, India, Malaysia, and European countries, in the second half of this year.
The new models include the Z2, which comes with a 1 GB RAM, a 32-bit quad-core CPU, a PLS TFT-LCD display panel with a resolution of 960×540, a 2,000 mAh battery and the New Tizen 3.0 UI.
The Z1, which was released before in a small number of countries such as India and Bangladesh, is a low-cost handset having a four-inch PLS WVGA panel with a resolution of 800×480, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and 786 MB RAM. Priced at around 100,000 won (US$92.53), the phone was chosen by approximately 100,000 consumers during its first month in the market.
Meanwhile, most of those products to be available in the second half of 2015 are likely to be high-end ones with, for example, a 4.8 inch 720×1280 Super AMOLED display panel, 2 GB RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2,500 mAh battery.
“Samsung Electronics is aiming to dominate the IoT platform market ahead of others by means of Tizen and its plan to release Tizen phones in more countries appears to be part of its efforts for Tizen ecosystem establishment, as with the incorporation of the operating system into various types of consumer electronics,” said an industry expert.