Samsung is expected to come out with a new Tizen-powered smartphone in the second half of 2016. The company normally releases its Tizen smartphones in select markets like India and Bangladesh but a new rumor suggests that it’s going to release the upcoming handset in additional markets. Some of the markets are said to be located in Africa and Southeast Asia.
The Samsung Z2 is rumored to come with support for 8 national languages when it arrives later this year. It’s rumored to be launched in Indonesia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Many of these are developing markets so a cheap 4G compatible smartphone is likely to do well there. Samsung has seen a respectable response to its Tizen-powered handsets in markets like India and China where significant demand exists for cheap handsets.
Samsung Z2 is said to be the company’s first Tizen smartphone that’s compatible with 4G networks. It’s also rumored to have 1GB RAM and an AMOLED display. The S Bike Mode that Samsung introduced earlier this year with the Galaxy J series in India is expected to be included as well.
The company itself hasn’t confirmed when it’s going to come out with a new Tizen handset but rumor has it that an announcement could be made later this year in October.