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

97. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

hmm since Windows phone now had quad core and 1080p capability it makes sense for Samsung to have a new High end Windows 8 smart phone being made ready to debut Folks maybe this is the Cronus is the Samsung Windows 8 phone that has all these goodies

70. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Make this a USCC exclusive.

52. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Nokia is future king of mobile phones.... all bow down to nokia.. :)

55. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

this everyone is dreaming since lumia 800 came but ahem ahem Truth is bitter sometimes

63. papss unregistered

Troll much? You have brought move trolling to this topic than anyone shows that you either secretly love WP or are just a pathetic troll

73. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

My foot Nokia the king. Nokia always using old cpu Gpu screen and not even has a highend device to compete with htc sony samsung lg. Even in oldskool days they were behind in specs when htc and Apple were progressing. Nokia more like a follower underdog®

43. Trex95

Posts: 2384; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung galaxy S48 (8=WP8) Lol.

39. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

What about their own OS's.. Nokia's symbian is better than samsung's bada.. Now Nokia's wp phones are better than samsung's.. And maybe one day Nokia's android will be better than samsung's.. Nokia is great at good quality which samsung's platics can't give..

59. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

If i write Gold on a paper Then it does not mean it is Gold Same as if Nokia is written on a smartphone Then it doesn't mean it is perfect and best and whatever

36. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I agree Nokia is the king of wp8, for now, but I want Samsung to start going full steam with wp8. If we get another competitor like Sammie, and HTC starts to get very serious with it, then we can have an android sized phone race with wp8. That'll prompt LG and maybe Sony to get in it as well. And all the extra competition will garner market share, causing windows phone to evolve faster. Idk if it'll ever take on IOS or android, but if it had a good 20-30% market share while android had a 40-50% share, innovation through competition would increase by massive proportions.

44. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Sony will nevr jump im wp market Because of its playstation app. Which in wp is listed as xbox live So they will never adopt wp's xbox live as they got thier own gaming platform app.

35. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Lol I love all these Nokia fanboys there soooo sunny....

50. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

We love you too. We love how you praise Galaxy's design and quality and prefer it over iPhone, HTC and Nokia's build quality.

68. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Who wouldn't Better Cpu Gpu Sd card removal battries screen ppi Nokias build quality lmfao cheap plastic vs Ip5 and htc ones aluminium yea great one joker®

62. papss unregistered

I love you negative comments in ALL WP related topics.

67. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And also very really feeling so deeply jealous. Cause of Android and Samsung TROLL® ROTFLMFAO HAHAHAAAAAAA

33. reten

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 03, 2013

Consumers vs Nokia fans

13. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Soon to known as the Lumia NoOneKnows.

4. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Oh! What do we have here? First we heard about the Lumia Eros and Mars, then there's the Samsung Cronus. Great! This will be like the Immortals or The Clash of the Titans. Hahaha :D

16. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Clash of the titans? No way. Nokia is the undisputed king in Windows Phones.

18. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Yeah because in Windows phone there are no such big brands till now :D no other brands have entered yet

22. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Big Brands! There is HTC, Samsung, Nokia and Huawei in Windows Phone market. About which big brand are you talking about? Xiaomi?

27. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Uptill now how many wp8 devices they have?? Htc just 2 Samsung just 1 Huawei? Ok just 1 or 2?? And nokia???? May be more than 8 This is the reason Let others come up with more wp8 devices Then lets see :D Even htc 8x is more popular in europe with just 1 device

45. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Even with a total of 10-15 windows phone devices Windows 8 OS is on third. What do you want now? There are more than 100,000 android devices in the market.

56. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Its not a surprise to be on 3rd when there r 4 in a race, And not even more surprise when one of them(blackberry) got injured by itself :D

72. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

But look at all those smoked by windows adds billions spent on adds by MS and nokia surely that helped a little. But Htc and Samsung has not publicized. ®

38. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

maybe he thinking of APPLE O_o

46. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

RIGHT now Nokia can't even afford an extra orange And you are talking about (an) APPLE???

29. Dj_Yawar

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Just like: the little tom got first position in a class of one.

3. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 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!

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