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Samsung’s Marco & Odyssey Specs & Pricing Leak as Windows Phone 8 launch gets closer

We knew a while back about the proposed Odyssey and Marco handsets from Samsung. Well it looks like some more detailed specs and pricing has emerged. With Windows Phone 8 only a whisper away from being launched it seems as if the leaks just keeps on coming.

Samsung are one of Microsoft’s launch partners and it looks like we can expect some impressive hardware for this round of devices. One device is reported to have a 4” screen and the other a whopping 4.8” HD AMOLED display.. Rumour caution is advised in lieu of an official announcement.

The Samsung GT-I8370 (Marco)

  • 4.0” WVGA Super AMOLED display
  • 5 megapixel camera (back)
  • 1.9 megapixel camera (front)
  • 8GB + Micro SD.
  • Dual Krait 1.5Ghz

Price between 350 – 450 euro

Images are for illustrative purposes only – based on Galaxy SIII hardware 

The Samsung GT-I8750 (Odyssey)

  • 4.8” HD Super Amoled display
  • 8 megapixel camera (back)
  • 1.9 megapixel (front)
  • 16/32GB + Micro SD.
  • Dual Krait 1.5Ghz

Price between 500 – 600 euro.

If these specs are to be taken with anything other than a pinch of salt then things could get scrappy for the WP8 launch devices. The mid-range device looks pretty good with a 4” screen and dual core CPU, but for a next gen handset it’s not going to set the world alight.

The fun starts with the proposed specs of the Odyssey unit, packing a 4.8” Super AMOLED HD display, similar to that of the Android Galaxy SIII. If that’s not enough to get you excited, the device will also reportedly come in flavours of 16 or 32GB standard memory, you’ll be able to take that further with the SD card slot. The optics look to top out at 8MP too so this is all pointing to a re-working of the Galaxy SIII, some weren’t too happy with the camera on the Android version so hopes are high that might get a little update.

T-Mobile US are expected to get the Odyssey at or near launch time too.

Nokia can be considered the king of the current generation of devices, but with Samsung and HTC bringing some serious firepower Nokia could be in for a fight with Windows Phone 8. The suspense is killing us and we can’t wait to get our hands on the next gen from all the partners. Competition between these three could lead to some wonderful treats for all.

Who do you think will be getting your money at launch time? Let us know, won’t you? 

Source:  Sammobile

  • Nokia will get mine, if they bring a nice pureview wp8 phone... The rest of them don't have that kind of camera technology... Other specs are not that important to me...
  • Nokia better have a top notch screen and at least 4.5 inches or Sammy will blow them out the water with this sexy beast.
  • and a quad core too, useless but a must have for push sells.
  • Nothing sexy about this Copy Cat company.
  • Might be a copy cat. How many Galaxy S3 have been sold so far??? Probably more than all the Nokia WP's combined. So I'd say if you gonna copy "This is the one". I'm just thankful Sammy is giving me a awesome W8 phone for T-Mobile.
  • Are you suggesting that the GSIII is selling based on it's outer appearance?  From the reviews, and comments that I've read on other sites, they are choosing the GSIII because of Android and because the specs (in comparison to the HTC/LG devices).
    And Nokia WP sales have sold more than all of Samsung WP devices sales combined.
  • Most consumers don't read tech site on a regular basis. Most, more then likely go by friends suggestions ( i like your phone i want one) or the salespersons pitch ( you need this phone because everyone has it so it must be great).
  • I call it "sheep attitude"
  • +1
  • You know what's sad?  Nokia releases a hot phone and then everything else is instantly deemed as crap.  I like nokia BTW but i'm going with the phoen that has the best specs be it Nokia, Samsung or HTC.  Also the Galaxy S3 is a hot looking phone, I think Android is ugly but the screen and the phone itself are designed very nicely.  I'd take it as is with Windows Phone thrown in. Stop bashing anyone not Nokia.  remember they had issues on release with the Nokia line.  Remember people couldn't connect to Data, The Screen discoloration issue, a battery issue and the camera.  
  • You mean like Apple? Apple’s iPad that is obviously ripping off the Samsung Photo-frame from 2006? Apple’s iPhone looks like the original LG’s Prada? Or how about using the name ‘iPhone’ itself when it belongs to Cisco (Linksys and originally Infogear)? “Nothing sexy about this Copy Cat Company”, right?
  • Copy cat? Samsung has always made the best technology for smartphones screen don't believe me ask apple who have used there digitizers. I'm happy with my focus s (super amoled display) so I might pick up the odyssey.
  • This phone looks like all the other phone Nokia has unique phones that r different
  • I would be totally happy with a 4" screen and PV tech. I honestly think the 4.5"+ screens are not one hand navigatable unless you have very large hands. Your thumb can't reach all four corners without repositioning your hand. Especially when you are going to have smaller buttons with WP8.
    4" 720p Super AMOLED + equivalent or better screen
    PV Tech
    more than one core
    good battery life
    Here's my money.
  • Seriously I'm not a girl with a purse, what am I going to do with a 4.5+ phone!
    I would prefer a "high-end" phone with a 3.7" screen but I know I am in the minority. so I will be happy to settle for a 4", that has killer specs. Will hang onto my WP7 until someone comes out with such a beast!
  • I'm with you. I have the focus and the size is perfect. I've played with the gsIII and it feels awkwardly big. I don't have small hands either...
  • HTC One-upped Samsung on display quality. Samsung cannot compete at 720p until it drops its PenTile screens.
  • I will stick with HTC if Nokia and Samsung don't do anything about music quality. HTC has this sound enhancement feature that makes music sound very good. Nokia and Samsung has none of that, the Focus S that I had sounded very crappy and low volume and my cousins Lumia sounds a little better but nothing compared to my Titan 2.
  • The first one to make a QWERTY tilt slider with a 4-4.3'' display will get my money. I can buy nokia drive off the market.
    That said the nokia E7 and HTC 7pro are 2 of the best in my opinion.
  • +1 on the tilt sliding keyboard. HTC Tilt III...
  • Yes!^^^^
  •  tilt 3, hell yeah!
  • Man I wish.  Coming from the Touch Pro 2 and the Arrive, I really want a KB as well but they are becoming extinct.
  • HOT
  • Its not just the hardware that makes Nokia the number 1 WP maker, its their full support of the OS and added after sales value. They will undoubtedly have the same level of hardware as Samsung and HTC (just like now) so really I dont see that anything will change with regards to who is considered the no 1 WP OEM.
  • +1
  • +1
  • I agree, and right now Nokia is doing things right... fixing problems, keeping updated, and pushing developement... it helps that their hardware is pretty great too. I'm sold on them right now.
  • +1
  • As a Lumia 900 owner, whenever I read posts talking about Nokia's "unparalleled support," I really feel like I'm missing out on something.  What is this support that everyone keeps talking about?  The exclusive Nokia apps aren't anything to write home about.  Nokia Drive's basemap is not current (although the Nokia Maps and Bing Maps basemaps are).  The ESPN app is almost a straight port of ESPN Scorecenter.  Other exclusive apps are interesting thought experiments that aren't really useful or practical.
    Is it the updates?  Is it perceived future support of Windows Phone?  Someone clue me in here, because I'm not feeling any sort of special love from Microsoft when compared to my experience with HTC and the Arrive on Sprint.
  • Maybe you live on another planet... Nokia Drive 3.0 says nothing to you? And Camera extra ? Stop trolling please
  • Camera extras is not something I use.  If you'll listen to some of the WPCentral Podcasts over the past few months, both Dan and Rafael said the same thing: the camera extras is not something they use.  So I'm in good company in this respect.
    Nokia Drive 3.0 is cool in theory, but like I said: the basemap is not current.  IE there are roads in my area - major roads, mind you - that have been open for eight months and they are not present in Nokia Drive 3.0.  Because of this, I use Bing Maps for directions if it's just me in the car, or I use Google Navigation on my fiancee's Evo 4G LTE.
    Nokia Drive isn't going to be a Lumia exclusive with WP8 so it's a moot point anyway.  I'm sure Nokia Drive will be fully updated when WP8 launches, but it'll be available on every WP8 phone so that's not a differentiating feature for Nokia devices going forward.
  • I have to agree with you. I find Nokia Drive to be highly overrated.
  • Yet, Nokia Drive is the most enviable and desired native app that HTC and Samsung WP owners want ; )
    I'd wager that HTC and Samsung WP owners won't dare delete Nokia Drive from their WP8 devices and that it will be their 'go to' navigation app (provided that they haven't already spent $30+ for Navigon).
  • The value is there, just because you dont use a specific feature or app doesnt change that. And the fact that they have forums, have posted occasionally here in the Wpcentral forums, fixed specific bugs that have been complained about, provided useful apps and services (Nokia drive is relevant because thats available now to Nokia WP7 owners), limited edition Batman phones, exclusive Batman apps - compare all that + the fact that they are 100% behind promoting the platform puts them far above any other current WP OEM.
  • Promoting the platform is a good point.  The rest I don't find all that impressive, I guess.  I think my experience with the Lumia 900 has also kind of tainted my view of Nokia - I think I way overhyped the Lumia 900 because it really hasn't lived up to my expectations.  Oh well, bring on WP8 and prove me wrong, Nokia.  I want PureView something fierce.
  • +1
  • +1
  • I keep hearing this, but no one ever gives credit where its deserved. Yes, Nokia wins at wp7, but HTC put up a good fight. Hd7, while a plain black slab, is awesome; titan came with an amazing camera, overall the phones look pretty good. Sammy and LG were the only lazy ones, but I think that came from a lack of confidence. Yes Nokia wins at wp7 (especially design wise), but they are the only ones risking it all as well (not saying that's a bad thing, they just have more reason to invest), whereas HTC seems genuine in their attempts even though they have more android handsets (I don't think it was due to their low stock, but maybe). Now with wp8, with all its power allowance and glory, companies seem more confidant and I think we will see a real push from Sammy and others like Lenovo. I don't think Nokia will lose to any of these companies, but now we will truly be able to compare WP OEMs; well that's the hope anyway.
  • +1
  • Nice. Nokia has most of my attention because of Nokia drive alone, then HTC, as I've been more than happy with my HD7. Samsung comes in last - because of their latest designs. I sure hope they change the design from the SIII's language - I just hate the plasticy shiny look of it. Looks super cheap... But hey, just my .02$
  • Agreed. I like Samsung overall, but their hardware always has a cheap plastic "feel" to it, and I don't like that, personally speaking. I get why some people do... lighter feel to it, but I don't want to feel like I'll "crush" my device if I look at it wrong.
  • My sentiments exactly. Two of my friends went Android when the last generation hit the shelves - one got an HTC One X, the other the SIII. Personally speaking I have not the slightest idea how you could pick the SIII over the One X. I mean, specs are one thing - but I have to *look* at the damn thing every day, too :) An HTC OneXesque W8 device would definitely be sweet...
    However, sales figures do not seem to agree with us, though. Strange world ;)
  • All wp8 will get drive and maps powered by nokia
  • really? That's great news! I thought they'd only get maps by nokia, not their drive offline navigation?
  • If I understood correctly
  • Great! Thanks for the heads up, too!
  • No problem glad I could help.
  • Nokia is where my money will be going. WP+Nokia= Pure awesomeness!
  • I'm sorry, I won't be buying Samsung WP any more. Not what they did to the first Gen Focus.  This thing look like iFruit.
  • iFruit - That actually made me LOL ! :)
  • The Focus looks nothing like an iPhone.
  • No no, I mean the new white one.  Beside Samsung sucks supporting their devices.  Nokia is my choice for WP8. :)
  • The Focus 2 looks nothing like the iPhone.
  • Ahh come on!  The Focus looks nothing like the iPhone.  Based on your reasoning the White Lumia alos looks like the iPhone.  Also Apple hasn't won the patent case for the color white yet.
  • Totally Nokia! I love the Lumia 900 and their total support for their products.
  • I certainly hope there is an EXCELLENT camera offering from Nokias new flagship WP8 device, if so, I'm game for sure. Also, why would Samsung put the same CPU in both its offerings? You'd think the Oddesy would have a faster CPU. Btw, what's the fastest current clock speed of the S4 processor?
  • I can honestly say htcs wp8 if it comes out looking like the one x Nokia if they announce a pureview and the odyssey if it truly is a s3 rework
  • I think the title of the article has a typo Macro? Shouldn't it be Marco?
  • Yup, fixed. Thanks.
  • No problemo, and for what its worth, being a very satisfied samsung focus owner since day 1 I am not making any decisions on new hardware yet, going to wait to see what turns up but have a feeling I am going Nokia. The exclusive apps and support they are giving appears to be a differentiator in the market right now and its going to be difficult for me to be swayed by someone else based on just hardware unless someone blows the competition away.
    With WP8 release I am defnitely going to be hands on with the phones in a store or couple of stores depending on what carriers have what phones before I purchase whereas with WP7 it was a much easier and quicker choice to pick up the focus.
    I wonder if I will be able to fix my bricked 32gb microsd card in a windows phone 8........
  • As long as the next HTC Titan iteration doesn't disappoint with screen resolution then my decision is already made.
  • Of course the 4" one has worse specs...but it's not like I'm going to get a Samsung anyway because of their ugly and plastic-y designs.
  • Nokia will get my money for sure even without a pureview camera, their superior build quality and looks make them the better choose every time. That coupled with Nokia apps and a pureview camera and its a no-contest
  • Nokia only for me!
  • If Nokia comes out with a good 8MP camera that rivals HTC then I will get one for my wife. She has been complaining about her Nokia Astound Symbian phone ever since she got it. That thing is SOOO unstable. She loves the hardware but can't stand the software. She's been telling me how much she wants a Windows Phone.
  • Sweeeeet. The 32GB + SD and 4,7 screen is so far the winner for me. Hopefully the camera will be good. Samsung is winning my heart, but we know nothin' of Nokia and all are rumors. If the Samsung would sport a HDMI output its a gigantic clear winner to me, Nokia could never topple that in my own opinion. But lets see what happens.
  • I suppose those are just mockups?
  • Yes. ...probably photochops by Dan The Man :)
  • They are indeed - something to do with that @groovepoint bloke though.. RB :)
  • Nokia all the way. Won't go back to Samsung.
  • I like all 3 brands most recent flagships, so it all comes down to who gets a high end phone on Verizon first. The early bird gets my money, I desperately want to upgrade from my Trophy. It's always been a disappointment since I had to switch from my Focus and ATT for coverage reasons.
  • They early bird might get my money too but, only if there is no rumor for another one coming out soon on Verizon... Not sure I will grab the first one they get, unless it's awsome (top of the line flagship specs)
  • T-Mobile needs this oh so bad. I've been going crazy for a Hero device. I love my HD7 but it's time for something new and BIG!!! I will miss HTC but I don't have my face planted up no OEM's butt. Hello Sammy :)
  • The odyssey is rumored to be coming to T-Mobile.  Hopefully I'll have that as well as the HD8 and a highend Nokia device to chose from.
  • The HTC leaks were out a couple weeks ago. The T-Mobile HD8 has a smaller screen than the HD7. I think it was 4" :( It made me yawn. Maybe Nokia will have something but they'll probably give the cream of the crop to att. I will say I've loved HTC but I'm not committed to no OEM. It's whoever has a phone that meets my specs.
  • Nokia will get my money.
  • Omg.... NOKIA should come up with something like this.. Im not buying an android mock up.. Ewwww plastic!!!!
  • Ewww plastic...tell me about it. My Nokia 900 hundred felt just like a heavy plastic turd. Man that thing is heavy. That cheap chrome plastic around the camera. It such a terrible quality and build I think everybody's gets scratched up on day one.
  • I'd rather have a hard plastic feel than a cheaply plastic made that felt like it will transform into something if dropped... I agree with the lens.. Didn't really dig the camera and flash design Nokia chose... I wish they apply HTC camera design the lumia.. Phone looks a lot better
  • Say what ya'll want about plastic phones but my focus is virtually indestructible, I've dropped it so many times I've stopped counting.. That's really nice feature. I wonder how many iPhone users can say the same? Lol
  • I like Samsung hardware, but I can't live without a proper gps app and nothing comes close to Nokia Drive for the roads I use.
  • All wp8 will have Nokia drive.....
  • I'm confused. These phones are rectangular with round corners. Aren't they iPhones?
  • Bigger isn't always better.  4.8 is too massive. 
    I rather have a 4 inch - 4.3 inch phone. 
    I am sticking with nokia and pureview tech.  Hopefully comes sometime end of this year or not, at launch
  • My sentiments exactly.  The 4-4.3" size is exactly where I want to be.
    I suspect we're not going to see the ultimate PureView phone from Nokia on launch day (although I hold out hope to be surprised).  I'm not going to commit until I know for sure what the roadmap says for PureView over the next 6 months after launch day.
    The only think that might sway me is a super high res screen from one of the other OEMs in that 4-4.3" form factor with a camera that kicks ass in low light (like the HTC One X currently does)
    My other major consideration is battery life.  Our local cable company is building out a pretty extensive wifi network, so I'm looking for a phone that can handle having wifi on for most of the day.
  • Btw, could WPCentral gather all leaks in 1 post? My head is starting to hurt, and all searches gives Windows Mobile....
  • Funny you should say that... :) RB
  • Thnx, but I can't see a HTC, Nokia, Samsung leak comparisons or collected in 1 place.
    Am I blind or maybe I explained badly?
  • Man I just has my fantasy phone pick a Nokia phone but made using the ms vapor mag technology(found on the surface tablets) thinner, lighter, stronger, plus all the Nokia goodness
    I'm with Nokia not just because of what's mentioned here already but because Nokia is all on 100 percent, were as the rest is doing ms on the side. Current phone lumia 900 with tango, loving it. But I still am gonna check out the competition HTC,and the rest of the gang, before this purchase.
  • Yes.  No doubt, Nokia will be licensing it to other oems and monetizing this asset; big win for Nokia!  Would love to see how Samsung/HTC passes this cost onto their WP customers - perhaps in the MSRP.
  • :)
  • I've been loving the good quality feel of my HTC Titan, but after seeing my brothers 900 and Nokia customer service, they will get my money with wp8.
  • Samsung obviously has some WP fans, so hopefully for those fans, Samsung will put out more devices than this at launch and distribute them worldwide.  If I recall correctly, Samsung released the Focus S only in the U.S.  Surely, there are some Samsung WP fans in other countries that would have like to purchase that device?
  • Looks like more of the same uninspired design to me. Next!!
  • The Odyssey is sounding Good... And if the rumours about it heading to T-Mobile turn out true
    I may even consider getting an Odyssey this Fall...
  • I really hope Nokia won't let us down coming September, by announcing no PureView to any WP8 phone.
    Not a real dealbreaker for me though. But it would be awesome :)
  • From what's been said it doesn't look like there'll be a WP8 PureView so soon.
  • That would be great, but even if Nokia takes a little more time to perfect Pureview to operate properly in WP8 and release it Q1 2013, I will wait.
    I think Nokia has gotten enough feedback from current Lumia 800/Lumia 900 owners on how they feel the camera had fallen short of what the public has come to expect from Nokia imaging -  enough to ensure that the next iteration of WP devices will have had the camera imaging refined to meet or exceed expectations, and be on par with, or surpass, the competition. 
    With that said, I think Pureview in WP8 (whenever we get them) will be icing on the cake.
  • Hats off to tmobile for that one nokia htc need to match sammy specs I love big screen phone so whomever have the best specs I'm all for that always have and love Nokia but then switch to htc for windows from the dash to HD7 had a few Samsung for me its all about specs.
  • I'm leaning more towards Nokia for my next Gen handset. I've had both HTC, and Samsung devices with the current Gen. So unless HTC, or Samsung really impress me with their next Gen handsets Nokia is where I will be headed.
  • Nokia for me all the way now since both my wife and I has issues with Samsung phones which Samsung couldn't fix!!
  • Samsung Android phones or Samsung WPs?
  • Mine is Samsung Android phone. From day 1 the gps is not working even the replacement. No more samsung for me. Now I'm happy with my HTC Radar.
  • They better start making an attractive design, like their own series9 laptop. Anyway, my omnia 7 still looking good and solid, just hate the S plastic design.
  • I have been buying HTC phones for the past 4 years.
    However, I have already decided my next phone will be a Nokia. The support for Windows Phone and the exclusive apps seal the deal for me.
  • My money will go to Nokia, they will probably put updates out there quicker.
  • The Odyssey display probably will come with a pentile matrix and won't be as sharp as other 4.8" screens with 1280x720 res
  • The real question is: why is the Odyssey not quad-core? I know it doesn't make a whole lot of a difference, but to the public...that's a "flagship phone" standard now. To me this has "we have a limited amount of quad core chips, let's reserve them for Android" written all over it.
  • All of the WP8 OEMs will be using the exact same SOC due to it being the only one initially certified by MS. Quad core won't come until 2013 most likely. Also, if you want built in LTE you have to go with the Qualcomm SOC anyway, because it's the only one that currently has it. It's the reason the Galaxy S III and the One X are dual core in the U.S.
  • I love my focus so I'm eyeing the odyssey plus its a cool name. With that I'm also waiting for September 5. if Nokia announces something dynamite then they get my moneys. I want pureview. :D
  • Nokia. Im from germany and support my neighbours (finland). I love the new lumia style.
  • I never had a problem with Samsung hardware. Had the original Focus for a year and a half bow and its still looks like new....and I never use a case. Good enough for me. The Odyssey looks really nice. Don't really care about camera specs. Lots of storage and a nice big screen sell it for me.
  • If a better specs and performing device hits TMO from Nokia, definitely be getting Nokia for their proven dedication and support. If tmo carries a Mickey mouse device as they do now, I'll be opting for Samsung or HTC
  • The Radar,710,DVP,HD7 are good phones,but just like you I'm hoping T Mobile gets a high end phone.My DVP is a done deal and waiting to see what T MO has to offer with WP8.
  • 4.8" pentile display. No thanks. Would rather a rework of the HTC one x with windows phone. I've owned a focus (pentile) and a focus s (full rgb) and I will never get a device with a pentile display ever again.
  • Yeah I think I'm in this camp as well.  I'm really looking forward to HTC's WP8 devices.  Nokia can win me back with PureView, but otherwise a WP8 device using hardware similar to HTC's One X Android devices would be my first choice.
    Scratch that - my first choice would be a high-end hardware QWERTY device from any manufacturer.  Otherwise, it's Pureview or HTC.
  • While I'm Pro-Nokia, I want to see their new designs (hopefully Sept.5) before I decide if I'm even going to upgrade my current L900. Because with the tango & Nokia update recently, my device works like a charm. As for apps, I have plenty for my daily use as is :-D
  • I m not going to buy windows phone again. Only good Nokia phone could change my mind.
  • Why the sad face, booboo?
  • AT&T might get the Marco as the Focus 3.
  • The Story here to me is the Expandable memory and the larger base memory 16/32gb... The ability to add an SD card slot is important to me... I hope other manucturers continue the trend.
  • First choice HTC, second choice Nokia.
  • OMNIA7 looks much better than GALXY SIII
  • I agree, when Omnia 7, hTC HD7, and Dell Venue Pro came out, they were the showstopper.
  • I need any one of the three to come out with any kind of QWERTY Board Windows 8 for Sprint. The first of the 3 to produce it will get my money
  • Any OEMs who make Dell Venue Pro like, sleek, little bit lighter, not a bastard phone, high end portraight qwerty phones will take my money.
  • Unless there are some serious improvements to whites on amoled I am not going there. Im just waiting for the successor to the titan which should be LTE on my carrier.
  • I'm still holding my breath for a surface phone!! Hey, I can dream can't I!
  • Only in America!
  • Hell yeah more low-mid range phones to add to the pile. One day we MIGHT get a high end phone.
  • HTC is rumored to be coming out with a WP8 flagship, quad-core, 4.8 HD screen, 32GB + SD slot, etc. So this is still mid-range for you?!! Get out of here!!!
  • Why does high end mean 4.5" screen or bigger. MOST CONSUMERS don't need a screen bigger than 4". How bout they put a better camera and storage on that phone??? Seriously love WP but these specs are really making me wanna jump ship for the iPhone 5.
  • It's just samsung you know. there are other OEMs
  • Unfortunately, all the leaks seem to indicate all the 4" WP8 phones would only have 800X420 screen. All mid-end and high-end will be in the 4.3" and 4.7/4.8" sizes. But 4.3" is still a good size for me though.
  • Who will get my money ? Well let's see...
    I am most interested to see what HTC and Nokia will have to offer. The Lumia 900 was a sweet looking phone, with the specs I wanted but, buggy as hell (Lots of bugs on release). Maybe they learned but, time will tell, if a nice Nokia high end device is released, I might wait a month to see the bug level of it.
    HTC has had some quality issues on some models but, nothing that would turn me away. I have had a ton of HTC devices and for the most part, they have been good... Touch pro 2 was and still is one of my favorate HTC devices (best keyboard and speaker phone)
    Then there is the factor that what will verizon carry, will they have the high end LTE models that I want ? Will the specs compete with what everyone else is carring ? I wont do another low end model because "that is all we have" crap.
    Time will tell but, i am glad we are seeing some leaks in hardware as that means it could be coming sooner than later...
  • Samsung odyssey is mine...all mine
  • Samsung? Yeah no thanks, they should stick with Android. Nokia all the way.
  • Bring it on Nokia!!
  • I am stuck on T-MO my device currently is the HD7 the kids and wife have the Lumia 710 I'm hoping that Nokia comes into T-MO with a 4.3 or better. if not and if sammy comes in with a 4.8 i'll get it... HTC for me is out of the question.... Never again
  • I have a Titan now and it's been great; especially the camera. I'm also spoiled for screen size, so I don't see me going for anything smaller than 4.7". The 4.8" Super Amoled of this Samsung is enticing.
  • Nokia easily. Build quality, signal reception, call quality, and camera are all better on Nokia. Add in Clearblack and Rich Recording then it's clear winner for Nokia.
  • Why are we talking about other OEMs on a SAMSUNG article?
  • Because the information provided becomes more relevant when compared to things in wider perspective? Like the fact that Samsung is offering displays in the sizes medium and humongous, with no in-between option.
  • Either way alot of commenters have a sick obsession with Nokia. Only reason they're promoting WP the way they are is because MS paid them to do so since they were struggling. Before then they couldn't care less about WP.
  • I see your point, and I can agree that Nokia WP users are on the way to becoming a little too much like the Samsung fanboys in Android discussions... or the BMW guys on car forums... or, well, I think I've made my point.
  • Until I have tried all, Nokia, HTC and Samsung Windows Phone 8, I am holding my judgment as to which one I will get. I need to make an educated guess here and no spec or article will do any of the devices justice until I physically try it out and see first hand the pros and cons.
  • Everyone touts Nokia this and Nokia that and its ok to do so. But Nokia is no Samsung. They're not a pet to a specific carrier nor distribute their products unevenly throughout carriers. That's why Samsung is doing so well. Everyone has a chance to own a Samsung without having to jump from one carrier to the next. Plus their ads are modern and audience capturing. Nokia, haven't seen one that has made any bold statements. Good luck Nokia and your pureview. Stick with ATT and struggle every quarter.
  • My next phone will be Nokia Pureview WP, regardless of how long I have to wait. I'm hoping they'll retain the design of the 808, but upgrade the screen rez to at least WVGA and give me an S4 chip. I would even be content with physical buttons a la the Lumia 710.
  • You Samsung haters really need to get a clue. There is a reason why Sammy owns 50% of the android market. Rather than be thankful that the biggest Android OEM is coming over to give their support for Windows Phone, you would rather they fail, which in turn means less hardware for WP to grow and grab market share.
    I know a lot of people that have bought the GS3 that have said, if Windows Phone had the same phone, they would have chose it over Android. The same goes for iPhone users who wouldn't mind coming over to the Windows Phone OS. They all seem to say, if the GS3 was running Windows, they would easily jump all over it. So as much as you love your Nokia Lumia 900, which I think is nice device, it's still too big, thick and heavy for a lot of people. The GS3 has a 4.8 inch display, but doesn't feel as big as the lumia.  This is because of weight and thickness. I have average size hands and the GS3 form factor is the most comfortable phone I've ever owned. They are both polycarbonate shells. BUT Sammy has got it right with the removable battery and storage.
    I'm betting the Odyssey becomes the best selling Windows Phone. I will definitely be picking up this device as GS3 with Android is one helluva phone. So with the buttery smothness of Windows Phone, I can't imagine how much better this phone will be. The Nokia Lumia 900 may be nice but it fell way short of my expectations. Way too under spec'd, way to thick and heavy for a MOBILE device. And putting a case on it just amplifies those physical attributes. Can't wait for Sammy to BRING IT!!!
  • If Sammy and HTC with does it right with WP8, nokia's not gonna make it. Can't go against Sammy's popularity and advertising prowess and HTC's improving camera quality and horsepower.
  • I really hope HTC never makes another Radar-like camera. I waited for the Lumia 800, but bailed and got the Radar when I read about Nokia's audio problems. I did get really great sound, but the photos look like crap even after they've been scaled down to web resolution.
  • The radars camera is crap but there's tout that one x and titan 2 has very good cam.
  • Too bad the 4" only is wvga. Seems I'll have to live with going up to 4.3" on my next phonre as there are a few nice examples of 720p displays in that size on the droid market, which gives the phones a pretty nice ~340ppi resolution. Still, it would be great if someone decided to start making smaller HD displays. Good both for text and making 3D graphics look even better without AA.
  • totally agree, but not giving in to the bigger screen craze. Maybe there are more of us out there than they think!
  • I'm not sure if the problem is that Average Joe can't see the difference in quality between phones like Lumia 800/900 or Radar/Titan, or if it's simply because buyers don't get a proper chance to compare them side by side as they mostly get their impressions by looking at dummies in the stores.
  • Too big for me I'm afraid. If HTC can't with a copy of it's One S I'd definitely choose that one over this one. I'm still waiting for Nokia to bring something to the table, of course. But I'll have none of the 4.5"+ screen business. Then again, there better be some other high-end devices on Tmo this time or this would be my only choice.
  • I think the rumored HTC phones were basically the same as the One series. Only question is the display, WP8 doesn't support 540x960, so we'll see if the WP version comes with higher or lower resolution than the One S. I took a peek at the Xperia S, and that probably has the best proportions of any 4.3" phone I've looked at. A bit heavier and thicker than the HTC, but in my opinion that's a pro.
  • Early leaked HTC specs:
    Accord is dual core with 4.3" HD display. It mentions LCD as well, so I'm guessing weight and thickness will be a bit higher when compared to the AMOLED on One S
  • All I'm looking for is an HTC one x type phone really I don't mind waiting for Nokia exclusivity for certain apps to run their course as long as I eventually get them and some support.
  • The leaks from Nokia, HTC, & Samsung all indicate a 4" phone with only 800X420 resolution. No leaks yet from Huawei who is also a WP8 partner at launch. I wonder what the specs are for their WP8 devices at launch. But 4.3" is still ok for me. But it seems the best specs are all reserved for the 4.7/4.8 devices which I find too big.
  • HD displays are 16:9 while current phones have a 5:3 aspect ratio, so the greatest difference will be in height. Compared to my 3.8" Radar most 4.3" HD phones seem to be about 3-4mm wider and up to 10mm taller. It's mostly the width that has concerned me, but know I'm a little less worried about the size now that I've compared that.
  • Coming from an HTC Titan and prior to that being an HTC Arrive, I really like the build of HTC devices. I have accidentaly dropped my Titan atleast 40+ times (getting out of the car, falling out of my hand, etc.) and it never once stopped working or obtained any significant damage. I truly cannot say the same for most Samsung devices at all. Friends of mine and managers have complained multiple times about broken screens due to drops. Samsungs usally come with better specs but if your going to have to replace it once every 6 month then what is the point. Also I like the heavier feel of the HTC devices rather then the feathery feel of Samsungs.
    As for Nokia they have a mix of both worlds. Actually the best build quality. They just lack a bit in terms of specs. People now a days want the best specs. If Nokia dose not put out a handset with comparable specs they will take a huge hit. Particularly in screen res. and size.
    I would like a new top notch HTC but if they don't deliver I will make my way to Nokia. Atleast I know I wont have worry about cracked screens.   
  • By the way, from an earlier leak, it seems only HTC is planning a quad-core WP8 flagship planned for release either December or early next year!
  • I welcome a galaxy slll type devise from Samsung, people love that phone on android. It may well be the phone that saves WP.
  • Um, people like that phone because of Android, not because of the design of the phone (which people criticized the most).   People also liked that it had a removable battery.
    There are many aspects needed for WP8 to be a success, and a  GSIII clone, within the confines of the WP8 OS, along with the aesthetic of the GSIII, will not save WP.
  • Oh really? People are actually buying the GS3 because they like the phone. If it was just Android that attracted them, they could pick so many other phones running android. Give your Samsung hate a rest.
  • Agreed.
  • If Nokia gets a removable battery with micro SD support...then maybe I'll switch from Samsung.
  • I really like the one series from HTC. Windows phone 8 on either a one s or x would be fantastic provided they keep the nice camera technology. To me HTC has a conservative yet modern style which doesn't age as quickly as other phone designs. Samsung designs along with LG have always struck me as cheap looking and while the lumia series is nice I was never Really drawn to it.