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Samsung Cronus in development – new WP8 smartphone

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Samsung Cronus in development – new WP8 smartphone
UPDATE: Turns out that's just the codename for the Samsung ATIV S neo.

Oops! It looks like Samsung accidentally leaked the name of a smartphone it is currently working on. The handset in question is called the Cronus and it is a Windows Phone 8 model of unknown tier.

How did this happen? Well, someone noticed a reference to the Cronus smartphone in a description of a Windows Phone app called Mobile Care. The app, published by Samsung itself, is used to collect "the log/minidump files and uploads to Samsung MobileCare server which is normally used in User Trial". The data collected is used for statistical purposes and product quality improvement.

According to the description, Mobile Care should work on the Cronus smartphone, which is under development. Launched devices, such as the Samsung ATIV S and the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, can use the application as well once they receive the GDR2 software update.

Interestingly, this isn't the first time we hear about a Samsung handset given the same moniker. Back in May, someone wrote about a Samsung Chronus on Reddit, with hints indicating that it could be a smartphone or a notebook computer with an aluminum frame. 

Further details about the Samsung Cronus, such as specs and launch date, remain a mystery. Whether Cronus is a codename, or the smartphone's official market name isn't known either.

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posted on 04 Jul 2013, 01:56 17

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Keep focusing on your Galaxy, Samsung! Leave the WP8 smartphones to Nokia.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:14 31

5. tashreef (Posts: 475; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


Samsung is trying dominate every market but unfortunately they are only good at making android phone. oops! I i mean Gimmick phones

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:52 17

14. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You mean cheap glossy plastic phones?

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 03:00 5

20. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


yeah cheap plastic same as lumia 520 and 620

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 03:05 18

23. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Cheap plastic 520 that feels much better than high-end S4

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 03:14 3

25. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


:D
Wrong

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 04:07 4

34. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol 520 and 620 are cheap ones not high ends either so plastic will do just fine and nice comparison btw between cheapest wp8 v flagship SGS4 quite equal in build quality since lumia9xx are way ahead of SGS4 build quality

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 06:38

58. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


If plastics are cheap then nokia shudn't use it even in low end smartphones
better come up with something new

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:10 2

86. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


what should them come up with high quality ebony plating or carbon fiber or platinium coating

like seriously use the brain for start man 150$ dont get aluminium body besdie the precisios SGS4 is overpriced crap made of plastic these low ends are justified

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 05:27 4

41. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The only thing that's cheap about the GS4 (and almost every other Samsung phone for the past 2 years) is the glossy finish and the flimsy battery cover. I am perfectly fine with plastic, as long as it has a matte finish and has a unibody design, both of which the GS4 lacks.

The GS3 and GS4 are great in many categories, but design is not one of them.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 06:16 4

47. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


and this is the reason why I prefer HTC and Nokia over Samsung..
HTC has much better quality and their hardware isn't bad.. No Timely updates is their only problem.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 06:22

51. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


It feels better to have Jelly bean and may be key lime pie in future ,second after nexus rather than holding polycarbonate or aluminum
And it also feels much better when u can change and upgrade ur battery to 5200 by mugen power rather than sticking to 2300 :D

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 07:01 2

60. papss (Posts: 3387; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


I agree.. Its not that it uses plastic that makes it feel cheap.. I prefer plastic but its the way its used

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 06:37

57. yahoo29 (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


HUH?? I dont get it Samesung is using cheap plastics unlike nokia they are using other kind of plastic.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 07:58 2

69. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 269; Member since: 07 May 2012)


at least they look better,s4 looks like crap compared to xperia z,zl,l,sp etc even the optimus g looks better. samsung has features now they need design

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 07:41

65. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Nokia still uses plastic on there devices like Samsung. So you are wrong.
Troll calling a plastic cheap when Nokia uses the same, except it's thicker plastic.
And who the hell nowadays carrys phones that are
Big
Thick
Heavy
Overweight
Huge
®

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 08:44 2

74. papss (Posts: 3387; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


You must have little girl arms and hands

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 09:09

77. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No the point is the L920 is the same size as the HtcOneXL
A 4.5inch phone that looks like a 5inch phone.
Why the hell would I want to carry a plastic cheap device that weights at 180grms
My Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte weights at 150Grms and thats made of titanium carbon steel sapphire glass not frickin plastic!©

Its ok if it was ceramic sapphire

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 09:47 1

85. papss (Posts: 3387; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Man it's anything but cheaply made.. You need to take the fanboy goggles off for a minute. Most android phones feel like cheap toys compared to most Nokia phones. Personal preference, I hate phones that are air light.. That's what I consider cheap feeling.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:15 1

87. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


hahah huge man ur double standism has no limits samsung phones have cross the 6" mark and you sleeping

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 21:03

96. DerryAhmad (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 May 2012)


Sadly yes.
I have both Galaxy S4 and Lumia 920. While the S4 has all the features and apps that I want, but the Lumia920 hardware feels much more premium. I'm still trying to find a good case for the S4 while the Lumia920 looks better naked.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 03:04

21. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You see the whole world doesn't start & end with mobile phones.

Samsung is revered in the technology world for its single handedly pushing the OLED technology, their vast & manufacturing capabilities for RAMS, processor and also their TVs.

If only one tries he can accomplish and regarding GS4 I'll let the sales do the talking ;)

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 03:57

32. reten (Posts: 43; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)


Oh ya the whole world is just stupid to buy Samsung gimmicks right?.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:58

19. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Yup ! That's exactly what they'll do.

Take advice from teenage trolls on the internet rather then believing their vast & experienced experts !

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 03:20

28. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah...."teenage trolls on the internet".... yeah I know what you're talking about.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 04:55

40. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I mean Seriously ?! that's call you have to say...jeeeez....

...even teenage is being too respectful too u. Your comments are even younger than a teenager !

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 05:32

42. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Uh...you misunderstood my comment bro, and you don't even know what you're talking about, aren't ya?

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 06:17

48. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Are you talking to yourself?
Tech2 was your old account that was blocked I guess.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 06:25

54. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Actually, tech3 was my old account and it was blocked.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 07:09

61. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Oh I see..

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 08:53

76. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Actually, tech3 was my old account and it was blocked.......FOR TROLLING !

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 09:11

78. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Stop trolling with all of your 4 acounts on Phonearena

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 08:51

75. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I understood your comment you were trying to point out Samsung's paid trolls but I was expecting a valid argument for ur first comment not dirt kicking !

Regarding ur first comment, if you make a point back it up with a supporting explanation don't try deter from the original argument !

My comment was to ask u what 'expert opinion' u had for advising Samsung ? U really think they should listen to u not their experts ?

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 07:47

66. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Like you with your 4 acounts on Phonearena.
Each thumbing up each other and posting to others and to your own 4 acounts
Polrt3
Ihatesmartphones
Tech3
Punnypoop
Teenagers is you
®

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 08:01 1

71. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Stop being a smart***! I have 4 accounts on PA? What kind of logic is that?

What about your dupe accounts?
GENERAL LAVY
ANDROID -
NokiaLaamia
etc.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 09:12 1

79. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


and Whyoton.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 09:17

81. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


No, WHoyton is not a troll.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:14

92. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


No, he is

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 16:55

94. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Looks like your polrt3...
You and him have the same mentality...
®

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 09:18

83. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Nope....

One and only

TROLL™®©

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 09:16

80. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


These were created cause chaoticrazor was going crazy so I had to make an acount to shut his bullying up.
I don't go thumbing and posting to each other agreing to one what polrt3 says then tech3 disputes and etc. I was on a banned. I did to go and bash nokiawp8 cause these nokia fans think there so over the moon.
Not like you trolling to each other.
®

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 09:17 2

82. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


GAME OVER, blind TROLL.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 09:24

84. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Game over for what?

©

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:17 2

88. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


err yeah what you think of yourself if they think that why then what are you

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:33

89. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


That includes you to haseebzahid
®

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 07:37

64. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Samsung and Htc were early adopters than Nokia.
Nokia has been in for 2 years. Samsung Htc from 2005
®

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:14

91. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Nokia has been in for 2 years. Really?
They ahve dominated the phone industry for more than 13 years.
BLIND TROLL!

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:27

93. papss (Posts: 3387; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


I think he means on WP

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 16:58

95. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


That's right. Your smart. See the diffrence between a potato Troll kid and papss..
®

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:48 4

90. akki20892 (Posts: 2652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


you guys commenting so much i can't read that much oh god.........!!!

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 01:57 2

2. theminolaboy (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 May 2013)


the name looks awesome but..

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:03 21

3. fsnas (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Nokia Is much better than Samsung [IMO] and I think it's better to leave WP8 to Nokia.
If Nokia enters Android world, Samsun will lose it all!

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:18 7

6. theminolaboy (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I totally agree with you! Acer admitted that once Nokia entered the Android arena they would jeopardize each and every manufacturer out there. However, Nokia will never be making an Android phone. WP is gaining traction and yeah, I just love it! Hahaha..

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:29

7. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 337; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


That day will be Massive but u know dreams don't come true especially this.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:32 1

8. theminolaboy (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 May 2013)


so you're not a fan of Nokia nor Windows Phone? okay.. let's part ways.. Hahahah..

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:34

9. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Then why didn't nokia entered android market??
Any 1 reason??

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:36 2

10. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Because Stephen Elop don't want Nokia to enter the Android market.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:42 1

11. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


who really loves to ruin its own business??
Nokia knew that samsung is king of android
May be not for long
But still they were and currently are after making through 20 million gs4 achievement in just few weeks they proved it again
This is the reason they didn't entered

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:52 3

15. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


They are giving a chance to Samsung :P

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:54 1

17. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


yeah just by losing all cash :D
As it came in yesterday's article :D
Nice try kid :D

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