Early Tizen models likely powered by Exynos 4 chips
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.