The Samsung Zeke is rumored to be the first flagship smartphone from Korean giant Samsung featuring its own Tizen OS. It is also known by its model number ZEQ 9000. The Samsung Zeke will feature a 4.8-inch HD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s quad core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB RAM. The Samsung Zeke will come pre-installed with Samsung’s own Tizen OS. Rest of the specifications are unknown but Samsung is expected to launch Zeke at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona later next month. There is no official information available from Samsung. Stay tuned for more updates.
Update : According to a new Reuters report, Samsung will launch its first Tizen smartphone by the end of Q2 2014. Samsung is expected to launch two smartphones running it’s own Tizen OS.
“We had tried to launch (Tizen) with DoCoMo and Orange … but couldn’t because of poor market conditions. We have changed our strategy and will release the phones in a few countries where we can do well,” Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team said in an interview with Reuters.
Samsung’s first Tizen smartphone will be a high end flagship and second one will be a mid-range device. Samsung wants to build its own ecosystem around Tizen to reduce its heavy reliance on Google’s Android OS.