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Several Tizen phones planned, high-end model not ruled out

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Samsung has already sold more than 1 million units of its Tizen-powered Z1, cementing the Z1 as a modest success. Now a pair of reports reveal that the company has several additional Tizen handsets coming later this year, including what may be a high-end flagship model.

According to Reuters, Samsung is prepping several new Tizen phones at a range of prices. Tizen, a open-source operating system governed by the Linux Foundation, already runs on several Samsung products including TVs and smartwatches. However, creating additional smartphone demand could be key to attracting app developers to the fledgling platform.

Following up on the Reuters report, SamMobile said Samsung wants to release a high-end Tizen device on a par with the Galaxy S6, along with new budget and midrange options.

Based on an earlier report from back in April, we’re already expecting Samsung to follow the Z1 with a Z2. The new device will apparently pack a 960 x 540-pixel display, a 2000mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and a quad-core processor. There’s also a global handset allegedly on the way with slightly better specs, including a 4.8-inch 720p display, a 2600mAh battery, an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2GB of RAM.

Whether the company reveals a third device with cutting edge specs is up for debate, though we definitely wouldn’t mind trying the rumored flagship phone out for ourselves.

Reuters SamMobile

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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