We have known for two weeks now that Samsung plans to launch at least two Windows Phone 8 smartphones by the end of the year, the Odyssey and Marco.
Both devices were revealed in late July in several court documents, which were submitted by Samsung as part of its trial against Apple.
and Marco will be shipped with LTE and HSPA+ 21Mbps radios, as well as 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
However, it appears that the former will boast a stunning 4.65-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with HD resolution, while Samsung Marco will come with a slightly smaller 4.0-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display.
According to these documents, both Samsung Odyssey and Marco are expected to arrive on the market in Q4 2012, though an exact release date has yet to be unveiled.
Today, the folks over at TmoNews
claim that the Odyssey will be T-Mobile USA’s first LTE-enabled smartphone. The device was recently spotted in a user agent string, which might be a confirmation that T-Mobile USA plans to launch this smartphone by the end of the year.
Additional Odyssey specs have been unveiled as well, such as the impressive 8-megapixel rear photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as the 720 x 1280 pixels resolution of the Super AMOLED display.
Although the smartphone has been confirmed with HSPA+ 21Mbps radio, it appears that the chip embed can also support HSPA+ 42Mbps radio.
It is also worth mentioning that Samsung Odyssey will be equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz.
Obviously, it will be powered by Windows Phone 8
and it will come pre-loaded with Internet Explorer 10 mobile browser.
In the same piece of news, the second Windows 8 device leaked two weeks ago, Samsung Marco, is expected to go live in the US via AT&T.