While Windows 8 is hogging the limelight at the moment, the forthcoming phone version is building up to launching an update too. Windows Phone 8 is coming, and even more manufacturers are on board.
Samsung is one of those manufacturers, and has plans to beef up its Windows Phone range to mirror its successful range of Galaxy Android devices. Now, thanks to a filing that has been dug up The Verge, we’ve got some juicy information on not one, but two, Windows Phone 8 devices from Samsung.
‘Odyssey’ is the codename of the first device, and to us it looks set to become the Windows Phone equivalent of the Galaxy SIII. It features a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, which will most likely boast a resolution in the region of 1200 x 720 pixels. The sheet also shows an 8-megapixel rear camera plus a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, and possibly Samsung’s Smart Stay tech. The Odyssey also has NFC tech, a feature which has been introduced to Windows Phone with WP8. Finally, the phone will be LTE and HSPA 21+ compatible for speedy mobile internet, and features a Qualcomm MSM8960 processor which is dual-core and 1.5GHz.
Joining this beast will be the ‘Marco’, a mid-range phone with the same Qualcomm MSM8960 processor. This one features a slightly smaller 4-inch Super AMOLED display, with a lower WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels). Network connectivity is again LTE for countries that support it and HSPA+ 21 for places like the UK. The Marco features the same 2-megapixel front facing camera, but a slightly lower quality 5-megapixel sensor on the back.
Both phones are stated as being available in Q4 of this year, which will be sometime between October and December.
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Via: The Verge