The South Korean smartphone company giant Samsung is reportedly planning to release its latest smartphone in India which will be running on its own Tizen OS. Tizen is a Samsung-developed operating system aimed at breaking away from Google’s Android system and iPhone OS.
“We started late, but we are very focused. We are not shooting in the wild. This is a game that has to be led by the device manufacturer and not the pipe [telecom operators],” Malik told ET.
Malik is also responsible for promoting Tizen-based smartphones, said that “It will coexist with the Android devices.”
The Samsung Z, which has been specially developed by Samsung to run on the Tizen platform, was to go on sale in Russia in the third quarter of this year before reaching other markets.
The Samsung Z is a single SIM device which runs Tizen 2.2.1 OS out-of-the-box. The Samsung Z comes with a 4.8-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display; 2.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM; 16GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB); 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor; 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2600mAh battery.