Samsung is reportedly working on several new smartphones running the Tizen operating system, with product launches expected before the end of 2015. Additional details about Samsung's plans remain scarce, as no public announcement has been made.
The Tizen OS is a Samsung-created ecosystem, so the South Korean electronics company can power its own smartphones, smart TVs, smartwatches, and other connected technologies.
Samsung has used the Google Android OS successfully, becoming one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Don't expect as many Tizen-powered smartphones in the United States and Western Europe, though Samsung has found success selling the handsets in India - and has launched the Z1 in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
India, the No. 3 largest smartphone market in the world, has helped Samsung sell more than 1 million Z1 units since launching in January. In addition, the Z1 was the top selling smartphone in Bangladesh during Q1, according to the Counterpoint research group.