Samsung Cronus in development – new WP8 smartphone

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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97 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

5. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

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

14. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You mean cheap glossy plastic phones?

20. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

yeah cheap plastic same as lumia 520 and 620

23. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

25. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

:D Wrong

34. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

58. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

86. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

41. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

47. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

51. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 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

60. papss unregistered

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

57. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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

69. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 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

65. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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 ®

74. papss unregistered

You must have little girl arms and hands

77. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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

85. papss unregistered

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.

87. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

96. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 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.

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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 ;)

32. reten

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 03, 2013

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

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup ! That's exactly what they'll do. Take advice from teenage trolls on the internet rather then believing their vast & experienced experts !

28. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

40. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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 !

42. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

48. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

54. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

61. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Oh I see..

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