The Apple and Samsung war over Samsung’s alleged patent infringement has revealed to us a great many things such as iPhone prototypes, internal company memos and now even information about two possible upcoming Samsung Windows 8 Phones, “Odyssey” and “Marco”. Both of these handsets are supposed to run on a Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset and will feature dual-core 1.5GHz system-on-a-chip designs.
So what sets the two Windows 8 devices apart? The Odyssey will have a 4.65-inch AMOLED diplay with an HD resolution and 8MP rear camera for one thing. The Odyssey will also be an NFC device which means it should support WP8 special features like the Wallet Hub and Tap+ Send features previously announced. As for the Marco, it will have a 4-inch S-AMOLED display with a WVGA resolution and 5MP rear camera. Both phones will be capable of LTE speeds and will likely launch around Q4 of 2012, right around the rumored date of release for Windows Phone 8. We don’t know a lot about these devices, as far as looks are concerned, but from a specs-only point of view, they don’t sound half-bad. Windows Phone 7 didn’t exactly make a huge mark in the mobile world but Microsoft seems intent on changing their position in the mobile devices world for good with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 (and RT).
It’s too early to say whether Microsoft’s strategy going forward will work or not but we are already seeing a pretty strong level of support from big-name vendors both for its phone and tablet endeavors with the Windows 8 and WP8 lines.