We know that Samsung is working on a Tizen-based smartphone (or more of them) but we thought such products are aiming for the low- to mid-end of the market with Android “taking care” of the high-end users’ needs. Apparently, that’s wrong assessment with Sammy’s executive VP of mobile Lee Young-hee saying that a high-end Tizen phone will be released in August or September.
In an interview with Bloomberg, he said that the upcoming Tizen device will be one of “at least three” premium smartphones launched by Samsung this year — the other two are the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note III.
So what could we expect from such a powerhouse running a nascent platform? If we look at Bada’s track record, there’s not much to look for; however, it’s important to add that this time round Samsung isn’t the only one in charge with other companies like Fujitsu and Nec, as well as few of the world’s leading mobile operators, looking to diversify their respective offerings beyond Android. We’ll see where that goes…