Samsung Planning at Least Two Windows Phone 8 Products

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.

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  • ewood
    Im excited for these. I wanted a lumia 900 but im locked into verizon. Maybe one of these will let me try out windows phone x
  • cknobman
    I really hope Sprint picks up a Windows 8 phone because if not I guess I will jump ship to one of the @sshole carriers (Verizon or ATT).
  • teh_chem
    Curious why Nokia hasn't been kept-on with the next WP releases (unless they have, and we're not told of it). While Nokia has seen tough-times recently, their WP hardware got excellent feedback from users. I would have assumed that MS would want to continue with that relationship.