Launch details start leaking for Samsung’s 1080p Windows Phone 8 handset
For the past couple months, we’ve been talking about an unreleased Samsung Windows Phone 8 device, the company’s model SM-W750V. The evidence that has shown up so far has been particularly strong; we’re not talking about rumors from unnamed sources or anything nearly so nebulous, but instead traces of the phone showing up in official government import records, and in a UAProf listing on Samsung’s own servers. While its existence looked confirmed, we still lacked any understanding of Samsung’s plans for the phone – was it still on-track for a release, and if so, how would it arrive? Tipster @evleaks thinks that he has some answers, and this morning mentioned Verizon’s interest in the handset.
Supposedly, model SM-W750V has been under development as codename Huron, and will find a home at Verizon when it ultimately launches (which we take it would explain the “V” suffix). Its design will reportedly take notes from recent Galaxy S models, just as the ATIV S took inspiration from the Galaxy S III.
While @evleaks doesn’t offer any new insight into a date when Huron might go official, we can’t help but come away from this latest leak with the feeling like Samsung simply has to introduce the phone soon. MWC might not make a lot of sense for a Verizon launch, but it would not be any stretch to suggest that Samsung may want to get sales of the phone going within the next two months. Then again, Verizon’s the carrier that’s delayed for so long in starting Lumia Icon (929) sales, so who knows?
Source: @evleaks (Twitter)