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First image of Samsung ATIV Odyssey leaked

Samsung ATIV Odyssey

We still don't know much about the mysterious Samsung ATIV Odyssey, a device that we heard about way back in July. The existence of the device became official during this year's BUILD conference when it was announced as part of Verizon's upcoming December Windows Phone 8 lineup. 

We now have what is believed to be the first picture of the device, leaked by @evleaks on Twitter. To us, it doesn't look a whole lot different from the regular Samsung ATIV S and won't be winning any design awards. Still, it's nice to see Verizon getting some Windows Phone love after a relative dry spell the past two years. 

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Do we have any Verizon subscribers here who are interested in this device? Let us know in the comments below. 

Source: @evleaks, via: The Verge

 

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First image of Samsung ATIV Odyssey leaked

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Oh thank you thank you thank you for this picture!
Its actually pretty annoying that so many get this wrong.
 
Then again... people who doesnt get it right probably wont understand that picture anyway. :/

Oh my gosh... thank you for this graph.  Nothing is more annoying than this.  You even hear it on the radio, TV, in published articles- by people who are paid to communicate. 
The only thing that may be worse is "I seen that"

Is it just me or does Verizon smart phones have a tendency to end up all looking the same boring way?

Your right they all look boring, this why I like AT&T and I'm so in love with my Samsung Focus with 7.5 refresh but I hope they get the Ativ S cause I need that in my life asap.

I don't know if that is fake or not but the lte lodge is wrong! Verizon has a big 4G with a small lte along side it! I like me galaxy S3 and hoped it would be as slim an the S3, and this made me want to wait 6 months for the lumia 920 the only problem is, I want one now!!!!!!

I'm talking about the logo on th screen, it is not the right logo for Verizon, I should have stated that.

I read that the ativ s isnt coming stateside so that thing up there with the 4 inch looking screen is our ativ s

Thanks.  I hope "not slated to make a US release" doesn't mean it won't be.  I just got a 920 and I'm wishing it had a larger screen and was lighter.

Hey how is the 920.. Other than the weight thing, how does the phone feel. Build quality ? Fingerprint magnet because of the gloss thing ??? Let us know what you feel about the phone and the OS.. am planning to get one in a few days :-)
Is there any heat issue or something.

A local ATT service rep told me that the ATIV  S is indeed coming to ATT but he doesn't know when.  I don't buy the whole "I heard from _________ rep," so I don't take that as a word of gold at all - just reporting what I was told.  I was with Verizon for 7 years and never had a problem at all.  I've had ATT for 2 years and their service is slightly worse.  Not a huge difference, but call quality is worse and dropped calls are more frequent.  I will be looking at the ATIV Odyssey (VZW), ATIV  S (ATT), and GS3

Ya.. Doesn't look good.. I think Samsung still hasn't learnt their lessons.. Or ate they planning to copy metro/modern UI ???

Damn... its like Samsung actually tries hard to make their phones as boring as possible. This looks terrible

What an awful looking device. And its in the battleship grey color that all the cell phones used to come in back in the day.

Nokia was first to realize that WP OS is going to get them out of their situation . Next comes HTC after losing so much market share so soon.. I guess after apple is done with Samsung , finally they ( Samsung ) will realize it as well , that WP is the best OS to support ...

I hope for Verizon customers that's not the phone. That has to be the most boring looking phone I have ever seen.

They don't want the ativ s cause they don't want it to take sales away from their beloved droids. Now they have 2 midrange WPs which doesn't make sense. I'm starting to think Verizon doesn't want a 920 variant because they are so vested in android and don't want to lose those sales. Just a thought.

But why does Verizon care what smartphone gets sold? They all come with a two year contract - which is where Verizon makes their money. 

But why does Verizon care which smartphone gets sold? They all come with a two year contract - which is where Verizon makes their money. 

That looks like a variation of the Focus 2 and the Galaxy S3 Mini. Not the three dots on the top left, including the front facing camera. The Ativ S and the Galaxy S3 have the dots on the right. It is definitely the smaller 4 inch model.

Nothing wrong with the styling. It matches their Windows 8 tables and PCs.

Still glad my Trophy is running fine.

I have been waiting on this device just for the screen size. I wanted something bigger than the 4.3" screen. Hopefully disappointment does not strike!
But I have to say.. If that is it up there, it is an ugly looking device.. Hope it works!!!

Yep, that's right @daniel_rubino there are no Samsung haters out there. Why don't we wait for specs to criticize, I care more about function than the outward appearance of the phone. Yellow & cyan are cute - but a 1st tier phone with a changeable battery & hot swappable microSD chip are more important to me. I'll buy the bright yellow/cyan case from the WPCentral store ... along with a spare battery and a 64gb microSD ... can you do that with a 920?

Why can't form and function be equally important? I'm willing to sacrifice a few bulletin points in the looks department if I can get a more functional device. Alternatively, I could give up a few features for a phone that looks better. It all comes to what your personal preferences are. Personally, the phone above looks like junk compared to the 8X or 920. 

Am I the only one that thinks Verizon is absolutely out of control with the branding? The logos on this and the Nokia 822 are simply out of control, to the point where I would be very reluctant to buy them. It looks like the phone should be free with all that sponsoring.

I don't like this at all. I thought they were gonna use the same housing as the Galaxy S III? Honestly for Verizon to put out an undesirable device for an a OS that hasn't exactly took off yet is like shooting themselves in the foot! 920 and 8x are both far sexier!!!

Wow I was waitinh for this phone because most places reported this as 4.65" phone. What a waste. Verizon has the nerve to complain about WP8 not selling especially when they deliberately offer crappy mid range phones like these that no one wants yet have top of the line phones for Android

That is correct. If you look in the FCC documents for this phone it shows the size of the phone is119.6mm x 61.5mm (4.7" x 2.42")  If you scale the image to that size the screen is right at 4".
Assuming the i930 is the Odyssey, this is a big dissapointment.  

Very interested, I have to see and feel to be sure but I would believe this is a better built device than the 8x.

Since there isn't any sure sign of a high-end Lumia hitting Verizon anytime soon, I was hoping the Odyssey would meet my appetite for a nice WP8 on Verizon. I have to agree with everything that the design is especially boring... here's to hoping a high-end Lumia (or better HTC phone?) will make it to Verizon.

WOH!!!! MY EYES!!!!! XXXX!!!!

After the 2 years of the iPhone 4 + 4s Samsung had nothing to copy off anymore so they went with the SIII, designed from the ground up by themselves and managed to create one of the ugliest smartphones ever. Selled very well through a big screen and internal upgrades at the right timing.. Punchline -> " designed for humans" (LMAO) . 
Ever since, any phone they released looked exactly the same with different colors only, not to mention that ugly Galaxy Beam. They even released a smaller SIII, dissing their own advertisement about how cool big screens were. 

And yet they're still flying off shelves. It's amazing. Either there's something with my sense or Samsung really knows how to sell. But one thing I do know is they have absolutely ZERO PRIDE in their design. 

Just look at that thing. iPhone-ish Silver main case sandwiched by front and back black covers with a Nexus curve on the top and bottom.  This Franken-Phone tops the SIII in ugliness, and the SIII is pretty d@mn ugly. 

My daughter is a salesperson for Verizon in New Mexico and today in her training class she texted me saying that her managers have confirmed that Verizon will be getting the Odyssey.

That is ugly as sin, looks like it is about 5 years old already. I hope this is not what verizon is putting out there. Only reason I would get that if it has a cloaking device on it.

I thing Samsung is trying to help HTC and Nokia by not trying at all. I hope they do not expect to put a price tag on this device.

I was really hoping that this would look more along the lines of the ATIV S. I'm on Verizon and i really wanted a WP8 device that is larger than the 8X :(

Not convinced that is the ATIV Odyssey in the leaked image. Sorry to say but not even Samsung would comment . Beside the image is far off from any recent Samsung production designs