Samsung SM-W750V Huron Windows Phone for Verizon gets pictured, may be a midranger after all
Ever since December 2013 we’ve known that Samsung is working on a new Windows Phone for Verizon. After a long break, the Korean company is going to be back in the WP game, especially seeing as how Microsoft is basically paying it to develop such handsets (either directly, as was rumored, or through covering marketing costs, like the Redmond giant itself says).
So far the phone in question was known just by its model number, SM-W750V. Last month we even got a preliminary list of specs for it, and now a leaked press render has surfaced courtesy of well known leakster @evleaks:
The device is apparently codenamed Huron, but what exactly it will end up being called when it’s finally released is still anyone’s guess at this point. As are its release date or pricing.
But as it’s seemingly gone through a benchmark, some new details about its specs seem to contradict past leaks. The results from GFXBench mention a 720p HD screen, but according to Phone Arena that’s an error on the benchmark’s part, as other Windows Phones with 1080p Full HD displays (such as the Nokia Lumia 1520) are also mistakenly said to have 720p panels too.
So that clears that up. The GPU at work in the Huron is an Adreno 305 from Qualcomm, which means the chipset used is a Snapdragon 400 midrange part, and not the high-end Snapdragon 800. So despite the 1080p screen, the Samsung Huron apparently isn’t going to be a flagship offering, but one that will probably focus more on affordability.