Rumor: Samsung preparing a new 5-inch Windows PhoneBy Tim Schiesser
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?