Tizen-based Samsung prototype smartphone now tested by Korean mobile carriers

With Samsung seeing Tizen as a “significant investment”, it’s only natural for the world to expect interesting products based on the new platform.

According to ZDnet (in Korean), a prototype smartphone running Tizen is now being tested live by Korean mobile operators. This, of course, means that the first commercially-available Tizen handsets may indeed come in the first half of 2014 – as previously reported.

Unfortunately, there is no word on the specs of the Tizen prototype that’s currently being tested. Still, based on what we’ve heard until now, when Samsung will launch its first Tizen handset, this will not be on par with other high-end smartphones on the market. It’s likely going to be a pretty affordable device.

Samsung Tizen OS phone

(Tizen OS, version 2.2)

Besides smartphones, Samsung’s Tizen will power different other devices, including TVs, refrigerators and in-car infotainment systems. A Tizen-based camera – the NX300M – has been already released in South Korea last month.

Author: Florin

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