Windows Phone 8-Powered Samsung Marco And Odyssey Specs And Price Leaked


21.08.2012

Windows Phone 8-Powered Samsung Marco And Odyssey Specs And Price Leaked

The tech journalists are gossiping about the Samsung’s plans for the Windows Phone segment. Some previous rumors were pointing out that the South Korea-based is reading three Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Now, reports are indicating that two more Samsung Windows Phone 8 smartphones will join the mysterious trio.

Of course, there was no official statement, just some rumors. It seems that Samsung wants really get involved on the Windows Phone 8 market, and have the most powerful terminals running on Microsoft’s mobile operating system. If Microsoft’s operating system becomes successful, then the Windows Phone 8 terminals will help Samsung bite an ever bigger chunk of the global smartphone market share.

Rumor has it that the two new Windows Phone 8-powered Samsung smartphones, Samsung GT-I8370 Omnia (Marco) and Samsung GT-I8750 Omnia (Odyssey), will debut in the last quarter of 2012.

Samsung Marco might be the company’s Windows Phone 8 solution for the mid-end segment, coming with a 4-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 8 GB of internal storage + microSD card slot, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9 megapixel sensor for video calls. Samsung Marco will be based on a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait chipset and will be priced between €350 – 450.

On the other hand, Samsung Odyssey might be the flagship of the Samsung Windows Phone 8 line-up, sharing Marco’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 Krait CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, but coming with a high-resolution 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 16/32 GB of internal flash storage and microSD card slot (up to 32 GB supported). Odyssey will sport an 8 megapixel primary camera, while the front-facing unit will have a 1.9 megapixel sensor. As expected, Samsung Odyssey’s price will be higher, around €500 – 600.

Samsung GT-I8750 Omnia’s display and camera seem to be borrowed from the popular Samsung Galaxy S3. Oddysey will have the price advantage, though, while being underpinned by a highly-appreciated dual-core CPU.

If the rumors are accurate, then Nokia will have to be careful about Samsung replacing them as leaders of the Windows Phone segment.

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