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Samsung preparing two dual-core Windows Phone 8-based phones, 'Odyssey' and 'Marco'

Samsung to release two WP8-based smartphones, 'Odyssey' and 'Marco', both dual-core devices

By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 30, 2012 @ 21:28 CDT

Thanks to the on-going Apple vs. Samsung, some documents have leaked out showing Samsung's plans for two Windows Phone 8-based smartphones. The two new phones are currently dubbed "Odyssey" and "Marco".


Both of the new phones are marked as sporting Qualcomm's MSM8960 chipset, which is a dual-core 1.5GHz system-on-chip (SoC) that Microsoft have been using in order to test Windows Phone 8. Samsung have described their Odyssey device as an "Iconic smartphone", which will sport a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution, as well as an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

Samsung have nodded that the Odyssey will be an NFC-enabled device, which could see it working with Microsoft's upcoming Wallet Hub and Tap + Send features that will arrive with Windows Phone 8. Samsung's Marco will include a 4-inch S-AMOLED screen with WVGA resolution and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Both phones will be LTE-compatible, and hopefully launch sometime in Q4 2012, the current quarter that is the rumored Windows Phone 8 release date.


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