Samsung’s first Tizen phone reportedly will debut at Mobile World Congress Feb. 23, and will reach consumers in Europe and Japan in the second half of 2014.
Samsung will likely announce the first Tizen phones at Mobile World Congress on Feb.23 in Barcelona, according to a recent report in IDG News Service. The story repeated the earlier plans of Europe’s Orange and Japan’s NTT DoCoMo to release Samsung’s Tizen phones in the second half of 2014. Last month, it was rumored that Samsung had begun testing a Tizen phone with an unnamed Korean carrier.
Samsung’s SC-03F FCC filing includes a device drawing and a compliance label
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NTT DoCoMo may be the first carrier to offer a Tizen phone. This week, a Tizen Indonesia report [translated] said that the SC-03F model of Samsung’s Tizen phone destined for the Japanese carrier had appeared on an FCC registration page. The timing would suggest that the phone could ship in the first half of 2014 rather than the second half.
Tipped details include a Tizen 2.2 build, a 2.3GHz clock rate, as well as 136.1 x 69.1mm dimensions, which Tizen Indonesia speculated would make the display about 4.8 to 5 inches. Other features are said to include GSM, WCDMA, dual-band WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. According to the story, the model heading for Orange is called the BC-Z9005.