It’s safe to say that Samsung’s Tizen experiment hasn’t been the most successful, with its Z handset making no impression on the western mobile market whatsoever.
However, this could be set to change after Samsung recently revealed that it will be unveiling a follow up to the Tizen phone sometime this year.
It’s definitely a strange move to name the successor to the Samsung Z the Z3, but if it brings an upgraded design and spec sheet to the fray we won’t mind too much.
It’s rocking the Tizen operating system once again, so you should expect a different experience than you’ll find on any other mobile operating system on the market. Also, Samsung is promising an upgraded spec sheet for us as well, which looks like it could be a bit more plentiful than last time around.
Offering up a 5” display and a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset, the Z3 will be faster and sharper than the previous Tizen phone, although it won’t be at flagship levels.
Other specs include 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, which we expect to be expandable. This places the Z3 firmly in the mid-range bracket, meaning it won’t be competing with the likes of the S6 and HTC One M9.
For camera lovers, you’ll find a fairly modest 5 megapixel rear lens that’s supported by a 2 megapixel selfie snapper. Both lenses certainly do the job, but they’re unlikely to blow you away anytime soon.
Topping things off is a 2000mAh battery, which should be offering around 24 hours of life with regular use, which is no less than we’d expect.
Tizen has been around for a good while now, but its biggest success has been found away from smartphones, with wearables and TVs being the most prosperous.
The Samsung Z tried to bring it onto the mobile market, but the handset struggled to get off the ground and only hit the Asian market.
This time could be different however, with a western launch not being cast out just yet – although Samsung could change their mind at any point, so don’t get too excited just yet.
Tizen does bring a host of differences to other systems that are currently available at the moment, with Samsung being able to let loose from the Android guidelines.
Of course, the Z3 launch could be a long way off yet – so expect to find out more about it when it gets closer to launch.
Written by Luke Hatfield