Rumor: Samsung preparing a new 5-inch Windows Phone

By on January 15, 2014, 7:15 AM
microsoft, samsung, windows phone, rumor, wp8, ativ

When it comes to Android smartphones, Samsung has seen huge success. The Galaxy S line is an extremely popular high-end choice among buyers globally, and the Galaxy Note series has also seen fantastic sales despite its size. But its range of seldom discussed Windows Phones have mostly sat in the shadows as Android flourished, with Nokia stealing away most of the platform's market share.

This may change though, with Samsung reportedly preparing a new Windows Phone for a likely release in 2014. Only known by its product code, SM-W750V, the handset appears to include a 5-inch 1080p display, which we know thanks to details from the Bluetooth SIG and Samsung's own website.

WPCentral reports that this handset will be fairly high end, but specifications outside its display remain unknown. Considering Samsung's previous high-end devices, and new hardware support in Windows Phone 8 Update 3, the SM-W750V could include a Snapdragon 800 SoC and LTE, but this is purely speculation.

Samsung's previous foray into Windows Phone territory produced the Ativ S (and later the Ativ S Neo), which came with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC, 1 GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and a 4.8-inch 720p display. Released at the launch of Windows Phone 8, the device struggled to compete with the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X; will the SM-W750V be any more successful?




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Guest said:

Please 25 inch phones only for calls

Teko03 said:

Samsung developing Windows Phone devices is just a waste of man power. They're simply too invested in Android to bother with any other phone OS. And besidse, the Ativ line was a joke that no one really desired. Nokia is really the only company that has any business working on a WP line. Although I am curious to see what Sony can bring after seeing last years Xperia line.

MilwaukeeMike said:

Samsung developing Windows Phone devices is just a waste of man power. They're simply too invested in Android to bother with any other phone OS. And besidse, the Ativ line was a joke that no one really desired. Nokia is really the only company that has any business working on a WP line. Although I am curious to see what Sony can bring after seeing last years Xperia line.

Maybe... maybe not. There's still a hole in the mobile market that blackberry has left behind, and that's the business crowd. Right now business are using a lot of Apple devices, but they won't play well with the PCs in the office. Android works great on it's own, but like Apple, you have to find the right apps to make your device do what you want. MS, however is starting to join business with small gadgets. The surface pro is the first example of this and it's a great combo work/play tablet w/ Office on it.

Look at computing across all platforms for businesses. Apple owns Mobile, but has little presence in PCs. Google owns Mobile and only has gmail. MS has Office, and excel is probably the most important thing on a business's PC. But MS has a small mobile presence. If they can expand mobile, they're in the position to be the best option for businesses and even older students.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Nokia is really the only company that has any business working on a WP line.

Really? Now what makes you say that?

Guest said:

Hi,

With XP about to be unsupported corporate IT is transitioning to Windows 7 or 8, and unless legacy systems prevent it they will go with the newer version. The windows phones work well and having a common interface with PC and phone makes it easier. Added to that Windows phone growth has come at Apple's expense in South America and Italy more so than Samsung/ Android.

I'd say its a smart move.

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