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Spreadtrum hopes that Samsung will start making high-end Tizen smartphones

Samsung sources the processors for its Tizen smartphones from a relatively unknown Chinese company called Spreadtrum. The company’s Tizen smartphones are limited to a handful of markets and we’ve not seen it come out with a proper flagship-level Tizen smartphone yet. Spreadtrum is hoping that this is something that Samsung will eventually do at some point in the future.

Spreadtrum has said that it will continue to grow its ongoing partnership with Samsung and that it hopes this partnership will move from the low-end segment to the high-end segment of the smartphone market.

The company did launch a new mid-to-high range chipset a couple of months back. It’s a 64-bit octa-core SoC that’s built on Intel’s 14nm process. It’s coupled with an Imagination PowerVR GT7200 graphics processor, 5 mode full-band LTE Category 7 modem.

There’s support for up to 26 megapixel / dual camera / 3D shooting and Ultra HD 4K2K video recording and playback. It can even drive high-resolution WQXGA 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution displays.

To be absolutely clear, this is just Spreadtrum hoping that Samsung will eventually make a high-end Tizen smartphone. Samsung hasn’t said anything to suggest that it’s working on one or that one will ever be launched. So don’t cross your fingers for a flagship Tizen smartphone just yet.

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