Samsung’s underdog Tizen OS has already proven to be great for the purposes of its smartwatch line, but it has failed to expand to smartphones too well — though the Samsung Z was announced recently, that project is in limbo with delays at hand. Now a new report from TizenExperts suggests that the company might kill Samsung Z and instead invest in low-end phones.
The reason for the change is supposedly to better counter OEMs such as Xiaomi, which have seen remarkable growth spurred by budget phones. Also, Tizen is meant to run on devices with as little as 256 MB of RAM, so it sounds like phones on this OS are much better suited for frugal specs than those running on Android. It’s unlikely developers will be too excited if Samsung does indeed go for the low-end market with Tizen, as generally the more money people pay for their phones, the more likely they are to buy apps to go along with it.
Of course, this is all still a rumor right now, but it definitely would make sense for Samsung. What do you think of the change? Be sure to sound off in the comments section, and tell us why exactly you think what you do.