New Samsung Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the works?
If reports are to be believed, Samsung soon might be joining the Windows Phone 8 league, once again.
A new Samsung smartphone with model number SM-W750V running Windows Phone 8 has appeared in the Bluetooth SIG certification. Interestingly, a user agent profile for a phone with the same model number is also accessible on the company’s mobile website. The profile lists Samsung’s Windows Mobile Lab as the group backing the device and pens Internet Explorer as the default browser.
According to the leaked details, the alleged Samsung Windows Phone 8 device seems to fall in a rather high-end price segment. The device is expected to sport a full resolution HD (1080×1920 pixel) display and will also support LTE network.
Approval from Bluetooth SIG hints that the alleged Samsung SM-W750V Windows Phone 8-based smartphone might be launched first in North America.
Another leak suggested that the SM-W750V might sport a screen size of 5 inches too.
With its ATIV lineup, Samsung previously dabbled with Windows Phone operating system, but evidently turned its priority towards Google’s Android mobile operating system to become the world’s largest smartphone maker.
However, when it comes to Windows Phone, none other than Nokia’s Lumia series tops the list. According to previous reports, in UK, Samsung’s ATIV S could not even crack the top-10 list last year.
For Windows Phone, this year is rather shaping up quite well. Neowin has reported that the Windows Phone devices have out-shipped Apple’s iPhone in 24 markets that includes countries like Italy, Finland, Poland, India, South Africa and Nigeria.
In an attempt to promote its mobile and tablet ecosystem, Microsoft might also be offering $2.6 billion as “platform support” payments to manufactures such as Samsung, Huawei, Sony and others, reports suggest. The majority of the platform support payments – $1 billion – is expected to be offered to Samsung.
Recent reports also claim that the Redmond giant has been mulling to offer free versions of its Windows RT and Windows Phone to gadget manufacturers.