Samsung has promised a "new form factor" for the Galaxy Note 4, which will launch in the second half of this year.

Yoon Han-ki, senior vice president of Samsung's product strategy team, didn't elaborate any further to Reuters on its next Note device, but did offer up a few other interesting morsels.

According to Yoon, Samsung's plan is to push out its long-awaited Tizen phones in the second quarter of this year, which could be any time between now and the end of July.

He added that Tizen will initially be targeting markets where Android isn't taking off. But with the Galaxy Gear smartwatches using the Linux-based OS, we could well see Samsung expand that in the future.

Clash of the Tizens

Yoon said that "poor market conditions" have delayed the launch of Tizen, which was meant to make its grand appearance last year. He said that Samsung plans to launch two devices, a high-ender and a mid-ranger.

Interestingly, he also said that Samsung plans to bring out an Android-based smartwatch later this year. With the Gear 2 and Neo running on Tizen OS, they're exclusively tied to Samsung devices.

A Gear that's compatible with all Android phones, however, could be just the ticket.