Samsung to release two Window Phone 8 smartphones
While the Samsung vs Apple patent trial may not exactly be that interesting to most of us, there are some interesting information that was revealed during the course of the trial. One of which is the South Korean company’s plan of unveiling two WP8 Smartphones before the end of the year.
Sammobile.com reported that Samsung will be releasing two Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the last quarter of the year — one mid-range and one high-end handsets. Both of these devices will boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 dual-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz.
The mid-range one is said to have a model number GT-I8370. It’s basically a revamped version of the Omnia M from last year. It is rumored to have the same screen size and resolution of its predecessor (4â€ S-AMOLED WVGA display) and the same 5MP main camera.
The GT-i8750, which is allegedly the high-end model, will have the same screen size as the SGSIII with HD resolution and SAMOLED technology. For the camera, itâ€™ll have 8MP at the back accompanied with a 2MP on the side.
It said that the GT-I8370 will have an 8GB of storage while the latter will be available in 16 and 32GB variants. These devices will have support for storage expansion via Micro-SD; a feature that is new to the WP8 OS. And speaking of WP8 features, the GT-I8750 will also have NFC functionality which is also lacking on the previous version.
The GT-i8370 is rumored to retail at around 350-450 Euros (roughly 18K â€“ 24K) while the GT-I8750 costs 500 â€“ 600 Euros (roughly 26K â€“ 32K).