Today, Verizon Wireless has finally unveiled some more details on its Samsung ATIV Odyssey smartphone powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system, confirming plans to make it available for purchase in the coming weeks.The handset will be released both through the carrier’s retail stores and online on its website, but no specific info on its price tag has been provided as of now.
Packing a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display that can deliver an 800 x 480 pixels resolution, the new device also comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
Furthermore, the handset sports a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for full HD video recording, as well as with a 1.2MP front camera for making video calls.
The specifications list of this device also includes 8GB of internal memory, along with a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB of additional storage space.
Samsung ATIV Odyssey will provide users with access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, while also packing Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n), Global Ready calling and email capabilities, and a 2100 mAh battery.
“The ATIV Odyssey runs on the sleek and intuitive Windows Phone 8 operating system, the only one with Live Tiles, designed to keep you closer to the people and things that matter most,” Verizon explains.
“The ATIV Odyssey also features unique Samsung sharing applications such as Photo Editor, Mini Diary and Now, an application that provides weather, news, stock and currency updates instantly.”
With the Photo Editor on ATIV Odyssey, users will be able to easily edit and adjust photos on their devices, while the Mini Diary app enables them to keep their daily activities, photos and drawings organized.
Furthermore, the new mobile phone is enterprise-ready, courtesy of enhanced security features meant to provide users with great business tools to keep their data secure.
“Security solutions include advanced Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync features and policy control and on-device AES 256-bit encryption,” the wireless carrier notes.