Whilst Apple and Samsung battle head to head in full scale patent wars, official info has leaked on plans to release two dual core Samsung Windows Phones. Could these be the best Windows Phones yet? Codenamed Odyssey and Marco, the two Samsung Windows Phones look set to run Microsoft’s latest operating system; Windows Phone 8.
Samsung Windows Phone Odyssey
Announced at the Samsung vs Apple court hearing, the Samsung Odyssey will stand tall with a 4.65 Super AMOLED display for a great HD browsing experience. Armed with a multitasking 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the Odyssey will load Windows Phone 8 applications and navigations smoothly and with ease.
There’s even an 8 megapixel snapper at the back that is sure to capture your videos in High Definition. Given the recent camera features of Samsung Galaxy S3, the Samsung Odyssey could provide Windows Phone 8 fans with camera technology that’s worth every click.
As the baby brother of the two Samsung Windows Phone releases, Marco still promises to deliver an exciting release. With a 4.0 inch display, dual core processor and 5 megapixel camera, this Samsung Windows Phone 8 smartphone aims to capture the mid-range market tier and could become one of our best budget smartphones for 2012.
As both handsets plan to roll out LTE connectivity, any signs of a UK release are likely to be prepped ready for the 4G internet revolution.
No images were available of either handset at the court hearing. With the huge success of the Android Samsung Galaxy range dominating the smartphone market, the design of any new Samsung Windows Phone is sure to be encased within a similar design.
Windows a go go!
These won’t be the first Samsung Windows Phones to go to market. The Samsung Omnia range has released a few titles, with the latest Samsung Omnia M due for release this August. As with the Nokia Lumia 800 release, the Omnia M runs the revamped Windows Phone 7.5.
Though Windows Phone 7.5 OS (Mango) impressed many with its colourful tiled interface and easy navigation, the launch of Windows 8 in October is when the Microsoft magic truly begins. Is Windows Phone OS the new cool?
Whereas Nokia placed all their smartphones under the Windows Phone 7.5 umbrella, Samsung’s Android led strategy has allowed them to become leaders of the smartphone market. The release of Windows Phone 8 could be Microsoft’s best chance to take on major players Android and iOS. Combining Samsung’s reputation with a competitive Windows Phone 8 OS could lead to the best Windows Phone yet. But how will WP8 build upon the existing Windows Phone Mango experience?
Windows Phone 8 Features
A major plus for Windows Phone over Android is the Near Field Communications technology built within. Using a program called Wallet Hub, Microsoft have designed their NFC technology to transact debit, credit and loyalty cards. Microsoft also claims a safer shopping experience with Wallet Hub over Android’s Google Wallet. As the secure element is held on your SIM card and not the smartphone, your data is locked away from intrusive 3rd party apps.
And with Nokia Maps rolling out across the whole spectrum of Windows 8 phones, any Samsung Windows Phone on the latest operating system will have access to detailed maps. Once an exclusive feature for Nokia, the inclusion of maps seems like a great opportunity for Samsung to go full throttle with their range of best Windows Phones ever to be released.
As courts reveal that two Samsung Windows Phones are in the pipeline, we welcome the news and see this as Microsoft’s opportunity to give their operating system the credit it deserves. Given Samsung’s ever increasing reputation within the smartphone industry, the Marco and Odyssey may just be the best Windows Phones to be released yet!