Is Samsung readying a new Windows Phone 8 flagship (SM-W750V) for next year?
Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 handset (and the only one that’s seen a global release) is the Ativ S I8750 – which is pretty much a Windows version of the Android-based Galaxy S III. Since the launch of the Ativ S (in late 2012), Samsung has introduced only two other WP8 devices: the Ativ Odyssey (exclusively sold by Verizon) and the Ativ Neo S (available at Sprint and AT&T). So we can’t say that the Korean company sees too many advantages in producing WP handsets.
Still, a new Windows Phone flagship might be launched by Samsung next year. Enter the SM-W750V, a 5 inch smartphone that’s been listed recently by Zauba – the “home to India’s import and export data.” Sadly, there aren’t too many details about the SM-W750V, but Blog of Mobile (in Japanese) says it’s running Windows Phone 8.
Looking at the connection between the Ativ S I8750 and the Galaxy S III, the SM-W750V could be a Windows Phone version of the upcoming Galaxy S5. If that’s the case, we can expect it to have a Full HD display and a quad-core processor (now that Windows Phone 8 GDR3 supports these features).
The Galaxy S4 should be officially announced in the first (or second) quarter of 2014. Perhaps the SM-W750V will be unveiled at about the same time. We’ll see.