Samsung still hasn’t released a single smartphone running its in-house operating system, but the company may be gearing up to launch a second Tizen-powered camera. SamMobile reports that the NX500 is set to launch early next year after an official unveiling at CES 2015.
The new smart-camera will follow the NX300M, which launched a little over a year ago and featured a mirrorless setup, a 3.31-inch OLED display and a 20.3-megapixel lens with optical image stabilization. The year-old camera was available in South Korea for 890,000 won (about $835), though it’s possible this upcoming model could launch in the U.S. as well.
Meanwhile, we’re still not sure when Samsung’s long-delayed Tizen smartphone will arrive. Recent rumors suggest the device could launch in India later this month, though the company’s quickly running out of time if it hopes to unveil a new handset in 2014.
Tizen could eventually replace Android as the software running on Samsung’s most popular smartphones, but for now that seems pretty unlikely. In the meantime, we’re curious to see how it looks running on the new camera.