The handset will land on shelves as a mid-range smartphone
Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless was expected to bring to the market in the United States a third Windows Phone 8-based handset in December, following the launch of Windows Phone 8X by HTC and Nokia Lumia 822, but that did not happen.The device, coming from Samsung under the name of ATIV Odyssey, is nowhere to be seen at the moment, nor has it been officially introduced, although Verizon did mention it back in October.
However, it seems that it might not be too long before the phone will make an official appearance on shelves, especially now that its full specs list has emerged online, courtesy of WPCentral.
Just as the press photo with the device that emerged a few months ago showed, Samsung ATIV Odyssey won’t hit shelves as a high-end smartphone, but will be only a mid-range handset.
The same as other Windows Phone 8 products out there, the mobile phone will sport a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor inside.
It will also include 1GB of RAM, along with 8GB of storage, while also packing a microSD memory card slot to provide users with the possibility to expand it.
Verizon’s Samsung ATIV Odyssey will feature a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen display, while measuring 4.82-inch x 2.51-inch x 0.43-inch and weighing 4.41 ounces.
On the back, the new mobile phone will sport a 5-megapixel photo snapper with support for full HD video recording, complemented by a 1.2MP front camera to provide video chatting capabilities to users.
Other specs of ATIV Odyssey include a 2,100 mAh battery, NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, along with a series of exclusive applications from Samsung, such as Now, Mini Diary, and Photo Editor.
Rumor has it that Verizon might bring the new mobile phone at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and that it will make it available for purchase soon after, most probably for free on a two-year contract.