Samsung Preps Windows Phone Equivalent for Galaxy S II
South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics is reportedly gearing up for the launch of a high-end handset that would run under Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, and which will feature hardware specs in line with those available inside the Samsung Galaxy S II.Nothing is officially confirmed on the matter for the time being, but various rumors on this already emerged, and things seem to point in this direction.
The handset was spotted with the model number SGH-i937 into the wild, and even received the necessary approvals from the Bluetooth SIG (via WMPoweruser).
The handset that received the said approvals sported all the profile elements that any other Windows Phone 7 Mango-powered smartphone would included, which leaves little room for doubts in this direction, especially since others also mention it in relation with Microsoft's OS.
Whether the new device will include hardware specs similar with those available inside the Galaxy S II it remains to be seen, but we can say for sure that the two will be closely related.
The SGH-i937 model number follows the SGH-i927, which arrived on shelves as the Samsung Galaxy S II as well as the SGH-i917, which is currently known on the United States market as the Samsung Focus.
This would clearly show that the Windows Phone Mango-powered handset that received the necessary approvals from the Bluetooth SIG comes from Samsung, and that the vendor could easily pack it with capabilities similar to those inside its latest flagship Android-based handset.
For those out of the loop, we should note that the fast selling Galaxy S II comes to the market with a large 4.3-inch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core application processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP photo snapper on the back, front-camera for video calling, HSPA+, and a slim body at only 8.5mm.
While no other info on the Samsung SGH-i937 has until now, we should expect the handset to be launched with the first wave of Mango-based smartphones, sometime during fall, most probably in October.