Samsung is already shipping its first Tizen-powered device and it’s not a new smartphone or even a TV. It’s a camera. Speaking at the Tizen Developer Summit in Seoul, principal engineer Jong-Deok Choi showed off the NX300M, confirming that it runs on the already-outdated Tizen 1.0.
The NFC and Wi-Fi-enabled digital camera offers a 3.31-inch OLED display and a 20.3-megapixel lens with optical image stabilization. For now, the NX300M is only available in South Korea, where it’s priced at 890,000 won (about $835). There’s no word on when the device may launch internationally, though Samsung already sells similar Android-based devices including its line of Galaxy Cameras and even the Galaxy S4 Zoom.
The first Tizen-powered smartphone isn’t expected to launch until early next year with the first Tizen TV coming sometime afterwards. Samsung has been working on the HTML5-based open source OS since early 2012 alongside Intel and a group of companies after merging its own Bada OS with the new project.
The software is expected to run on everything from PCs and mobile devices to cars and home appliances in an attempt to create a truly unified platform across all of Samsung’s products.