It looks like Samsung's long time rumored Tizen-based smartphone will be launched soon in the select market. To be precise, the two markets that are likely to receive the handset are reportedly, Russia and India. The South Korean tech giant had announced last month that it will launch the Tizen based phones in Q2.
People familiar with the matter reportedly said that in the upcoming weeks Samsung Electronics will host an event in Moscow, where it will probably showcase its first Tizen-based handset. The company is also said to be preparing itself for a smartphone release in India.
Those who are not aware of the new OS, Tizen is an open source Linux-based operating system which is developed by Samsung and Intel. It is reportedly said that there is a slim chance of Samsung launching a cheap Tizen handset. Samsung could therefore price its Tizen-powered mobile phone quite high.
If Samsung does come out with the Tizen powered handset, which was initially supposed to launch last year, than it should be noted that Samsung will gradually cut-off its software support from Google.
However, there are not much information pertaining about the specs and prices of the device as of now, nor are there any hints at the specific date of availability.
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