DerreLeaks: Samsung “Huron” Render Pops Up With 5″ 1080p Display

Samsung may be a beast in the mobile space, particularly in the Android community, but with Windows Phone the company has barely put in any effort despite launching the very first Windows Phone 8 device. Samsung ATIV S was unveiled in 2012 with a design similar to that of the Galaxy S II and III, with the ATIV S Neo and the entry-level ATIV Odyssey launching in the US the following year. None of these devices received much (or any) push from Samsung, which lead to its dwindling Windows Phone marketshare. This may change with the news that the company is working on a new high-end device running Microsoft’s OS.

Samsung HuronIt’s been rumored for a while that Samsung was bringing a new Windows Phone flagship with a 1080p display, and now we finally have our first look at the SM-W750V. Similar to have the ATIV S followed design principles of the Galaxy S II and III, Samsung took the same approach here with a design similar to that of the Galaxy S III and IV. We even have the single physical key like on the Galaxy devices and will most likely include capacitive back and search buttons that disappear when not in use. From the photo we can conclude a similar screen as well at 5″, and Verizon’s logo sits comfortably atop the bezel in lieu of Samsung’s own moniker, one of the few differences between the two devices. There also seems to be one less sensor, which I figure may be the infrared sensor (removing remote control functionality).

We are expecting similar internals with a quad-core CPU (Snapdragon 800, up from the S4’s 600), LTE, and a 13MP camera. Any other information is unknown at this point. While the phone looks exactly like Samsung’s Android flagship, this may be a good thing, showing that the company is riding on the success of the S IV to bolster its Windows Phone sales. It’s rumored that this will be the first Windows Phone 8.1 device to be unveiled, giving Samsung a track record with Microsoft. That would be interesting, and I don’t doubt it, but of course we’ll have to wait and see, possibly until the Build 2014 Conference in April when 8.1 is said to be detailed (of course, by this time, the S V will be launched).

Do you think Samsung’s refocusing is good for Windows Phone, or do you think they need to put in more effort to push more devices to consumers? With Nokia (somewhat) out of the picture, manufacturers are given a bit more leg room to take advantage of Windows Phone.

Source: @evleaks

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2 Comments

  1. Typical ugly Samsung design, but a 1080p 5 inch display sounds about right. Nokia, if much more is to come from them, need to make an international 5 inch device with the high specs found on 1520.
    Will Samsung take Windows Phone a bit more seriously with Nokia out of the picture? I suppose if devices are selling they will be interested, but with Microsoft soon to be producing their own hardware surely Samsung are somewhat the competition and viceversa. I think Microsoft, using the Nokia teams they are bringing in, could become the sole Windows Phone manufacturers. Time will tell I guess.

    • Well we see how Samsung took on Google’s Nexus brand, so I doubt they would be too intimidated by Microsoft’s newfound love for hardware. I figure this is a good thing for Windows Phone, to have more big players using what they got to better the platform

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