Samsung has delayed the launch of its Tizen-powered Samsung Z smartphone in Russia and has not issued an updated time frame for when the device will go on sale.
In June, Samsung claimed the Samsung Z would be released in Russia sometime in the third quarter, and would later expand to other parts of the world. However, the company cancelled plans for its launch event in Moscow on Thursday for its first smartphone with the Tizen OS.
Samsung issued a statement saying that "the smartphone will appear on the Russian market later, when we can offer our users a fullest portfolio of applications." Based on that, it would appear as if the company doesn't feel there are enough Tizen-based apps for the Samsung Z yet.
The 4.8-inch phone itself is supposed to have a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. What do you think of this new delay in Samsung's Tizen smartphone plans?
Source: Wall Street Journal