The onslaught of Lumia devices may have driven OEMs away from Microsoft’s mobile OS, but Samsung hasn’t given up on the Windows Phone market as yet and it plans to launch new devices on the upcoming WP8.1 platform including the Samsung Ativ SE. This is said to be the official name of the SM-W750V Huron that was leaked earlier this month.
This information comes via EvLeaks who’s also responsible for previous leaks on the smartphone in question. Sadly though, the Samsung Ativ SE won’t be carrying flagship status. The handset appears to fall in the mid-range segment based on previous benchmark listing. And appearance-wise, the phone looks strikingly similar to the Galaxy S4, except that the home button is a bit smaller on the WP8.1 device.
The Samsung Ativ SE was previously spotted on the GFXBench website where a few technical details were provided. The handset is expected to have a 5-inch display, but with 720p HD resolution and not 1080p. And delivering the steam is a very capable quad core Snapdragon 200 processor accompanied by Adreno 302 graphics. No details about the memory have been provided, but you can expect to see at least 1GB of RAM on the Samsung Ativ SE.
So while new Windows Phone 8 devices were a no-show at the MWC 2014, Microsoft’s Build Developer conference which takes place in April is the best guess we’ve got for seeing the Samsung Ativ SE and other WP8.1 handset go official.
Here’s all that we know so far about the Samsung Ativ SE:
– Windows Phone 8.1 platform
– 720p HD display (most probably 5 inches wide)
– Quad core Snapdragon 200 processor
– Adreno 305 graphics
– At least 1GB of RAM