Samsung to launch a Galaxy S4-inspired Windows Phone 8.1 model soon
Whilst all media attention has been focused on the upcoming Android-powered Galaxy S5, Samsung is quietly preparing a new Windows Phone device. According to @evleaks, a high-end smartphone codenamed Huron running the latest OS version Windows Phone 8.1 will arrive at Verizon soon, as the US carrier has already tested the new handset.
As Samsung has stayed a bit far from the Windows Phone platform, Nokia has become the market’s leading force, taking more than 90% of the overall market. Now, different sources have revealed that the Korean OEM is still in the game, developing its first 1080p smartphone for Verizon. Samsung Huron (a.k.a SM-W750V) will join the Ativ family and will inherit most of the features from the last flagship model running Android – Samsung Galaxy S4. It is said that the phone will have a 5-inch full HD display (1080p), a quad-core Snapdragon processor with 2 GB of RAM, and a 13 MP camera.
The upcoming device could be announced at MWC in Barcelona later this month, according to some reports. An international variant could be also launched at a later stage. There is no word on pricing.