There has been a lot of speculation about Samsung’s highly anticipated Tizen handset. Already dubbed by the company as a “simple alternative to Android,” Samsung is yet to publicly release a device that’s powered by the Tizen OS that it has built in collaboration with Intel. Recent rumors suggest that Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has been pushing Samsung to release its Tizen smartphone soon, and it appears that the carrier’s variant of the first Samsung Tizen smartphone has gone through the FCC, receiving approval for its network radios.

Carrying model number SC-03F, the smartphone seems to be similar in design with the Galaxy S4. There’s no word about what specifications it touts under the hood, but its expected that they’ll at least be similar to what’s found in the Galaxy S3. Samsung has already confirmed that it is going to unveil the first Tizen devices in February a day before the Mobile World Congress 2014 takes place. Samsung says it will give attendees an “exclusive sneak preview” of the devices. But still it stays mum on when the public can finally expect these devices in the market. If one were to guess, it may perhaps happen towards the end of the first half of 2014. [Image via FCC]

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