Samsung has sent press invites for a February 23 event just ahead of the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, where it will showcase the latest Tizen devices, and speak about the development of the OS.
The press event will take place one day before Nokia's event at MWC 2014. The event is said to be attended by major carrier partners of Tizen, namely SK Telecom, Korea Telecom (KT) and LG U+, though NTT DoCoMo might not be able to attend the event, reports Sam Mobile. This might in part be due to NTT Docomo's pessimistic outlook for the 2014 launch of Tizen devices.
"Please join the Tizen Association Board on Sunday, 23 February 2014 for a welcome reception and kick-off to MWC 2014. During this invite only event, you will get an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices as well as an opportunity to learn about the major milestones that the Tizen project has hit since last year's event.
"We ask you to reserve time from 3-6 PM CET on 23 February 2014 at Hotel ARTS Barcelona where you will also have the opportunity to hear from and interview Tizen Association Board Members," states the press invite.
Mobile Review's Eldar Murtazin recently claimed that the South Korean planned to launch the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 at an event in Barcelona on February 23, ahead of MWC 2014. Murtazin also claims that the alleged Galaxy S5 will be available by the end of April and suggests that a new TouchWiz UI is in tow. Shortly after however, Murtazin claimed Samsung was unsure about where and when to launch the Galaxy S5.
Nokia, on the other hand, has also sent press invites scheduled for a February 24 event at MWC. In total, six Nokia handsets are expected to be revealed at the event, including a few large-screen smartphones, or phablets. These devices are namely 'Goldfinger', 'Moneypenny', Lumia 1520V, Lumia 1525, Lumia 1820 and Nokia X (also known as Nokia Normandy).