Samsung “Odyssey” WP8 Phone Coming To T-Mobile As SGH-T899?


A leak from a few weeks ago revealed a pair of Samsung-made Windows Phone 8 handsets, going by the codenames Odyssey and Marco. While both looked to be decently-powered phones with dual-core S4s, the Odyssey stood out as the higher-end of the two, with a 4.65-inch high-def display. Now a User Agent Profile for a new Samsung phone on T-Mobile has been uncovered; could this be one of these model?

The handset in question is Samsung’s SGH-T899. That prefix tells us the phone should be finding a home on T-Mobile. As for why this looks like WP8, the UAProf names Internet Explorer 10 as the model’s browser.

The document also mentions a 720p resolution, which is exactly what we were expecting to see after that note of the phone’s screen being HD. That makes this look like the Odyssey, rather than the WVGA Marco. Of course, Samsung could always conceivably have another 720p WP8 phone in the works, but we haven’t seen any evidence to that effect.

What’s very interesting is that this model should arrive with LTE support. That could make for a situation like with Sprint and its Galaxy Nexus, where the phone went up for sale while using the carrier’s existing 3G bands, and LTE was only switched-on at a later date.

Source: Samsung (XML)
Via: TmoNews

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!