Samsung Planning at Least Two Windows Phone 8 Products
The legal battle between Apple and Samsung turns out to be a treasure trove of information that reveals future products and strategies.
The latest bit published over at The Verge suggests that Samsung has at least two Windows 8 phones in the works. Code-named Odyssey and Marco, both models are based on Qualcomm's MSM8960, which was announced more than a year ago as the world's first dual-core SoC with integrated multi-mode 3G/LTE modem. The 8960 is tied to dual-channel LP DDR memory as well as Qualcomm's Adreno 225 GPU. The Verge noted that the 8960 has been used by Microsoft for Windows Phone 8 reference devices.
The Odyssey NFC phone will apparently use a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with "HD resolution" and come with an 8-megapixel rear camera. The Marco appears to be more down to earth with a 4-inch S-AMOLED display with WVGA resolution and a 5-megapixel rear camera. The launch of both phones is anticipated for Q4 of this year.