Samsung has revealed the existence of two Windows Phone 8 devices in the pipeline — Marco and Odyssey.
Samsung Working On ‘Marco’ And ‘Odyssey’ Windows Phone 8 Devices
Windows Phone 8 is close to release, with an expected release schedule that is close to that of Windows 8. Samsung is one of the many companies that are expected to be the first ones out with a Windows Phone 8 device. Keeping in line with those expectations, Samsung just revealed details about two new potential Windows Phone 8 devices called ‘Marco’ and ‘Odyssey’.
These two devices were not part of an official announcement, rather they were revealed in court as part of the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung. Both phones are said to be running on Qualcomm’s MSM8960 chipset, which is a dual-core system clocking at 1.5GHz.
The only other rumored WP8 device so far is called “Apollo”. The Odyssey from Samsung is said to be an iconic smartphone that will feature a massive 4.65inch Super AMOLED display along with HD resolution and a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera. The court documents also suggested the presence of Near Fields Communications (NFC) chips in the Windows Phone devices. This is a common feature that is expected in all next generation smartphones including the iPhone, Android phones and Windows Phone 8 devices. WP8 devices will feature that Waller Hub and Tap+ features for quick transactions and information exchange.
Marco will come with a 4-inch S-AMOLED display with a WVGA resolution and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.
Both Windows Phone 8 devices will be LTE capable and will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. This is in line with previous rumors that peg the release of Windows Phones at November with release to manufacturing happening in September. With WP8 SDK already leaked online, it is not hard to believe either.