Early Tizen models likely powered by Exynos 4 chips

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Of all the smartphone platform upstarts currently working on their wares, Tizen has the potential to be the most successful. For one thing, it’s got the backing of Samsung, who’s just an unchecked juggernaut at the moment. Then there’s the hardware, and what little we’ve heard so far – mentions of things like 720p displays – had us hopeful that Tizen would be home to considerably higher-end hardware than the likes of which we’re seeing from the first Firefox OS efforts. Today, we continue to learn about what to expect from Tizen hardware, checking out some evidence that Samsung is looking at Exnyos 4 chips for its initial Tizen lineup.

Indeed, Samsung’s contributions to the Tizen code tree reveal a number of mentions of Enynos chips, and the Exynos 4 Quad (4412) is explicitly called-out. A couple of wildcard 4×12 entries also suggest we might see Tizen handsets running the Exnyos 4 Dual (4212), a theory backed up by a file labeled s5pc2xx, referring to Samsung’s pre-Exynos chip numbering scheme.

Certainly, Samsung’s first Tizen models won’t be state-of-the-art, but with this kind of silicon at their hearts, there’s the potential for these to be some pretty capable handsets.

Source: Tizen
Via: GSM Arena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!