Specifications for the Samsung ATIV Odyssey Windows Phone for Verizon leak
We were hoping it might share at least a little bit with the ATIV S in terms of form factor and specifications, those hopes were subdued when the image of the Samsung ATIV Odyssey leaked a couple months ago. From those images alone we could tell that would not be the case. We could see that microSD support would be present. Unfortunately, we had no dimensions for the hardware, we had no confirmation about the size of the display, or specs for the camera.
Here is how it looks like it is going to break out, the Samsung ATIV Odyssey will of course support LTE, but it will also be a global ready smartphone. The handset will be 4.82-inches high, 2.51-inches wide and 0.43-inches thick. With a slightly larger battery at 2,100mAh, and a smaller 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen, the ATIV Odyssey will weigh less than its counterparts at 4.41 ounces.
The main camera is 5MP, will be able to shoot 1080p video and the front facing camera is 1.2MP which will be able to record 720p video. Power is managed by the same 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor found in the other Windows Phone 8 devices sold in the US. On board there is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, plus the aforementioned microSD expansion. Samsung will have some of its own apps on the Odyssey, Now, Mini Diary and Photo Editor. NFC is supported, but wireless charging will not be available.
So there you have it, this handset was expected to make its debut with Big Red in December, but as we can plainly see that time has come and gone. We still do not know of a release date and pricing has not been confirmed either. Since the Nokia Lumia 822 is currently available for free on Verizon with a contract, and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC is now $99.99, if or when the ATIV Odyssey makes it on board, it will certainly be available at no cost with a contract.
We will keep an eye out for the Samsung ATIV Odyssey at CES 2013 and bring you a hands-on when we spot it.
1. clevelandiskindacool (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
I understand that Samsung is the face of android and they put a ton of muscle behind that but why half-ass a windows phone? Why not attack Apple from both sides ?
5. metalpoet (unregistered)
What I dont understand is howcome there isnt a super windows phone something thats 5 inchs
1.6 qhz quadcore
12 mp camera rear and 2 mp camera front?
Why is it so hard for manufacturers to make a beast of a windows phone?
6. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
define beast, if its just numbers and specs that are just there for bragging rights then nope there isnt one
if its actually a phone that as a package is fluid and runs smoother then other os's there already is.
specs arent about the highest number all the time, the fact wp8 phones run smoother on less shows at this time its unnecessary.
the 920 is already a beast in its own right btw
16. metalpoet (unregistered)
you have a point chaotic but this isnt the 920, this is a windows phone that has verizons stamp all over it in making it look different then other windows phones on different carriers. I wish us Verizon customers could be blessed with the 920, have you seen the 822, its ridiculously stupid!
2. Ikecr (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
If I were to buy a mid-range WP8 that would be the Lumia 820...
3. morghul (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
Absolute waste on the part of Samsung...wonder who is the most at fault for this travesty....Microsoft....Samsung....or....VZW (I'm inclined to think the latter.)
I really don't see how putting out a premium Samsung windows phone, would hurt Samsung...unless Google was whispering in their ear not too......
4. rsiders (Posts: 286; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
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7. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
mate dont beg it, your comment doesnt belong here
10. rsiders (Posts: 286; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
If you want the best chance to win, why not try something different. It's at least worth a shot.
9. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Well this certainly shows where Samsung loyalty lies, in terms of mobile OSes. Yes, Samsung is very successful with Android, but they shouldn't shaft those who trust their brand, but choose to NOT use Android.
11. Landmarkcm (Posts: 460; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
There trying to push the Nokia 822 which I think it's great! Ive had a lot of phones ios android, webos, & this 822 ive got now is my fave! Hopefully one ill actually stick with a while :)
12. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
As a Focus S user, I was excited to see Samsung step up to the plate with the ATIV S all those months ago. When I heard that Verizon was getting the 822 and the 8X, but this was coming later, I thought it was great. The Odyssey was the codename for the ATIV, and thought it seemed like a nice fit.
Instead, this low level effort just shows Sammy is not onboard with WP. I believe they are excited about Windows Tablets, but not WP. I will spot Verizon, at least they have options and the 8X is respectable. But the top level ATIV S would have truly made Verizon's WP line the best anywhere. This just adds nothing. The 822 is the only option when comparing the two.
13. darkurious (Posts: 10; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
I'm very disappointed with these specs. I just don't understand why WP8 doesn't get the same support as android.
14. darkurious (Posts: 10; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
... Maybe MS needs to not only make their own phone but provide wireless services, too.
15. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
If i had to choose between those three devices i'd go for the lumia 822