Even with Nokia dominating the Windows Phone market with its Lumia handsets, other OEMs aren’t backing down. There have been rumors that Sony and Samsung are working on new WP8 handsets. We’ve seen the SM-W750V from the Korean conglomerate get leaked before and now, a codename and specifications of the smartphone have surfaced.
The first leak comes via the renowned EvLeaks where a tweet shows an image of what’s said to be the smartphone in question. The Samsung SM-W750V is said to go by the codename Huron and it’s apparently destined for launch on Verizon in the US. This could possibly be a refreshed version of the Ativ Odyssey that was launched last year. Well, by the looks of it, the handset shares more resemblance to the flagship Ativ S.
Windows Phone 8.1-powered Samsung SM-W750V "Huron" for Verizon Wireless. pic.twitter.com/UsBp7a0tju
— @evleaks (@evleaks) February 4, 2014
The overall appearance of the Samsung SM-W750V Huron is quite similar to current Galaxy S smartphones. The company is still implementing a physical home button and probably two capacitive keys on each side, even though Microsoft plans to shift to on-screen virtual keys in the next version of WP8. Speaking of which, the device will be amongst the first to feature Windows Phone 8.1.
The second leak comes via NPU which has spotted the Samsung SM-W750V Huron on the GFXBench website. A few specifications of the smartphone have been listed. The handset will be powered by a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with Adreno 305 graphics. The screen resolution is listed as 1280 x 720p HD.
While these details suggest that the phone will be an affordable one and not a flagship, the source states that the screen resolution could be wrong and the handset might fall in the 1080p category. A previous leak pegged the display size at 5 inches.
So when will we see the Samsung SM-W750V Huron go official? The MWC 2014 is the best platform we can think of for now.