Samsung launched its first Windows Phone 8 handset, the Ativ S, last month – although only in some markets. The company’s second WP8 offering, the Ativ Odyssey, was also supposed to be released last month. As you probably already know, that didn’t happen – and Verizon (the only carrier to sell the Odyssey) didn’t say when customers should expect to find the device in stores.
Until we hear something official regarding the launch date of Odyssey, WP Central has managed to obtain a list of specs for the handset – comparing it to Nokia’s Lumia 822 and the high-end HTC 8X. Both the Lumia 822 and HTC 8X are already available at Verizon.
The Odyssey features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display with 800 x 480 pixels, LTE and global connectivity, 5MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, 1.2MP front-facing camera, dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 2,100 mAh battery. Measuring 122 x 63 x 11 mm, the handset is smaller than Nokia’s and HTC’s devices.
When it finally arrives, the Samsung Ativ Odyssey is probably going to be free on contract, just like the Nokia Lumia 822 currently is at Verizon (while the HTC 8X costs $99.99). But that remains to be seen.
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