Samsung will, in fact, launch some Tizen-based smartphones this year, the company has confirmed.
In a statement to CNET, a Samsung spokesperson said that the company plans "to unveil competitive Tizen devices within this year." The person didn't say how many devices would be offered, and failed to provide details on what sort of features those handsets might deliver. Those details will be announced at a later time.
The Samsung spokesperson said that the company will launch more Tizen-based devices "based on market situations."