Samsung plans to launch an Android Wear device as well as a Tizen smartphone in 2014, Reuters reports.
The first Tizen phone from Samsung will be a high-end model, and should launch around the end of Q2 2014, Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team, told Reuters in an interview. It will be followed by a mid-range device, which will launch at an unspecified date.
Samsung was slated to launch a Tizen-based phone as early as 2013, but the device was delayed.
On the wearables front, even though Samsung’s Gear smartwatches are Tizen-based, the company still plans to launch an Android Wear wearable device this year. Google officially launched its wearables platform in March 2014, and several major consumer electronic brands, including Samsung, jumped on board.
Without mentioning any numbers Yoon Han-kil also confirmed that the Galaxy S5 is selling “much better” than the Galaxy S5. “(The S5) is selling faster than the S4 so far, though it’s difficult to share specific numbers as we’re still at early stages,” Yoon said.