Samsung Windows Phone 8 smartphone to be "as good" as the Galaxy S III, Windows 8 Note tablet incoming

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Samsung may be the king of Android land, but that doesn't mean that other platforms are not of importance to the manufacturer. In fact, the company appears to have big plans for the Windows Phone market, judging by what Samsung executives shared with Smarthouse in a recent interview. There is a "very clear" strategy that Samsung is going to follow in order to boost its presence on the WP arena; a strategy that Nokia – the company that currently reigns Windows Phone turf with its Lumia smartphones, should be very concerned about.

At least one Samsung smartphone and two tablets, all of which are to be based on Windows 8, are being planned at the moment. The smartphone, which is expected to be known as the Samsung Focus S II or something pretty similar to that, is expected to be "as good" as the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S III, presumably both in terms of hardware and design.

All of that information lines up pretty well with a recent rumor, suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S III will serve as a basis for the first Windows Phone 8 device made by Samsung. As far as the tablets are concerned, information is scarce, but it was revealed that a Note offering, possibly reminiscent to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, is in the works. The Samsung officials did not reveal any further details about the slates.

Let us not forget, however, that Nokia is rumored to be working on next-gen Windows Phone 8 devices of its own. One of these devices is said to be codenamed Nokia Prodigy, and rumor has it that it will be far superior when compared to Windows Phone devices of today. Nevertheless, whether it will be more successful of a product than the aforementioned Windows Phone 8 handset by Samsung is something that only time will tell.

source: Smarthouse via All About Phones (translated)

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. wendygarett unregistered

will Focus S2 will as sexy as SGS3?? If so shut up and take my money :)

2. wendygarett unregistered

And R.I.P to Lumia 900 :)

3. santaclaus

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

If Focus 2 can't win Lumia 900, then it will be a tragedy since Focus 2 is a WP8 but 900 is WP7.5 But Nokia WP8 should be better than this Focus 2 (because of added pureview feature) =)

5. wendygarett unregistered

I think focus will be on par of that, since samsung now king of the phone :) they dont change much

12. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I may not like windows phones alot but I may take a look at this. Still buying galaxy s3

26. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

me too

14. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

As sexy as SGS3? The SGS3 must be one of the least sexy also-rans in terms of design ever. Even Samsung with their tradition of bland, unidentifiable design should be ashamed of that piece of cheap plastic. If Samsung wants to be serious on Windows Phone, where specs is less important than for droids, they need to produce something that looks a bit more appealing, imo.

19. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Exactly if samsung want to compete in Windows that have to beat Nokia in desighn and build quality because specs besides screen is not that important. after all windows will run off of 256MB of ram on a single core. so if they bring that cheap feel and plastic material then nokia will beat them every time. if they buld a lumia tablet with the same desighn and material as the 900 man o man they would own the tablet market.

4. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Imagine windows running on that killer hardware....

24. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Yeah, still a fluent as on a single core processor with 512mb ram (or on 256mb for WP8) :)

6. hateftotti

Posts: 232; Member since: May 03, 2011

GSIII with Android or Windows 8.The question is...

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if samsung is making a windows8 phone that powerful and with such a large screen, does that mean it will be able to have desktop compatibility? That would be awesome.

9. wendygarett unregistered

I like your imagination :) here your thumb up!!

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I hope they don't use that ugly Galaxy 3 design with Windows Phone 8. Better they redesign it.

10. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

sorry samsung Nokia has Windows phone 8 + pureview tech... Lets see what you can do. =D

13. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

yeah, i was thinking nokia is doomed - until I remembered. we haven't seen what Nokia can do without hardware limitations and they have been working on that 41MP sensor in secret... i think Nokia's gonna wow me with their Prodigy Handset.

17. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i think by the time WP Apollo come out Pureview MIGHT just reach higher limits

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Nokia is nowhere near doomed. Samsung is coming in to wow with hardware specs like they do with Android. But on android it has a purpose. Unless they add desktop compatibility of some sort, exactly what would you do with a quadcore windows phone? Nokia has a near permanent upperhand with their partnership with MS. If nokia was smart, they would pair an exynos 5250, OMAP5, or S4 Pro with that 41mp sensor and some other things to really wow us out.

43. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

and don't forget Nokia promised the Rich Recording Technology will be coming to their new handsets... =D that means Windows Phone 8 + PureView + Rich Recording = REAL INNOVATION... Samsung is doomed... xD

11. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Nokia is losing to Samsung in every specs. and marketing.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012


15. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

this sounds promising but i will wait to see what nokia has to offer i just love nokia build quality samsung is just to into platic and cheap fill. my 900 is the first phone ive had that IMO matches the iphone in build quality.

16. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

No Matter what i still see nokia leading the WP 8 Line up because they are the only OEM partner to be able to modify the OS. and Pureview is going to be one of its abilities. android really has to ramp up their maximum camera MP, 12MP really isnt enough

18. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

How many times will people have to hear this to get the picture. Megapixels don't count unless you want a billboard!

20. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

yea right... nokia has better quality pics because of their good camera sensors + the OS itself is good at processing such images...

22. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

nobody else has used the Xenon flash the right way except for nokia's N8 and the 808 pureview

21. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah it dosent matter but pureview technology is something new with up to 3X Loseless zoom, paired up with a Xenon flash and perfecto

23. wendygarett unregistered

The minority will... ME!!!

25. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Im perfectly satisfied with my Infuse's camera, the procapture app is great for pics.

27. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

All windows phone needs is all those popular apps from other platforms, and it can gain solid marketshare.

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