Samsung's Windows Phone 8 "Odyssey" may be headed to T-Mobile

Samsung's Windows Phone 8
A couple weeks ago we caught word of a couple new Windows Phone 8 devices coming from Samsung, the "Odyssey" and the "Marco", although there wasn't too much information about either past a few specs. Now, it looks like new info is pointing to the Samsung Odyssey being headed for T-Mobile.

The specs on the Odyssey look pretty sweet. The leak we saw before had it listed as a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED display, with an 8MP rear camera, and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4. The leak also claimed the device had LTE inside, but of course T-Mobile doesn't have an LTE network yet. 

The new leak is a User Agent Profile that matches that information, and does say that the default browser on the device is Internet Explorer 10, which would make it a Windows Phone 8 device. The UAProf does also list LTE alongside the HSPA+, and lists the device as SGH-T899, and that "T" points towards a T-Mobile device. 

Sprint launched LTE devices before it had an LTE network, so it wouldn't be unprecedented, but given that WP8 is due at the end of this year, and T-Mobile hasn't even announced testing of an LTE network, releasing an LTE device may be a bit premature. Of course, UAProfs have known to be a more unreliable source of information, so it's very likely that everything other than the LTE is accurate. 

source: Samsung via TMoNews

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35 Comments

1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I can't wait to see how the S4 on WP8 compares with ICS/JB!

13. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

It would be interesting to see how it runs. It probably will be pretty amazing.

34. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Samsung can kick down Nokia in WP8 sales with great build quality like the wave series and good price tag.

16. MeoCao unregistered

I guess WP benchmarks will be better as WP does not he to perform as many tasks as JB, but the user will not feel that b-c of project Butter

17. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'm not talking benchmarks, I'm talking real preformance. PA's full site is pretty heafty with all the complex ads and whatnot. That would be a pretty good test.

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

wow, the specs sound good....to me samsungs windows phone looks MUCH better than the nokia windows phones...but thats just me, if I were to ever get a windows phone it would be one to look like this..

6. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I sooo agree with you, I've said it many times before too Samsung WP Phones look much better than Nokia ones!! :)

9. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

You can say that again.

25. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

ahh. as barney stinson said.. "oh kay, whatever you say sir"

10. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

build quality and design is up to your taste, but you always have to keep in mind the exclusive apps that Nokia will have on its devices.

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

apps are not as weighty as design and power like this samsung has

26. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

samsung proved that they are the king in android world, but i can never say that in WP. The thing is that WP is just, WP. No overlaying of softwares. Softwares in samsung will always be the same in nokia except that, nokia will have some exclusive apps. I can say in terms of power, they will be the same. But in terms of design? I'll go with nokia, they always come up with unparalleled designs in mobile world.

27. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

maybe so.....and that's your opinion.....but the phone im looking at in this article looks much cleaner than the nokia lumina......Nokias are not ugly by any means and are very unique, but a bit wide and bulky to some point......This phone looks really sleek and light...

14. MeoCao unregistered

I hope Nokia will not recycle the old design of N9 and come up with something attractive.

24. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

N9 design is nice. Only problem is waist of screen space. Lumia 900 same size as Titan 2 but screen size on Titan bigger. Nokia design flaw and Titan 2 camera is even better!

29. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

As a Samsung WP owner, that exclusive app argument is valid but not a sure thing forever. Sammy is stepping up. Start with "Chat On", their social media app exclusive to them They have photo editor apps, their "Now" news app, a "Mini Diary" app that can include pictures, locations, titles and any notes, and have several other options in their hub. Nothing Earth shattering or stand out yet, but the improvements in the ecosystem is happening. Throw in their huge resources, that all these apps help set their Android devices apart as well, that they are developing Windows 8 Tablets and Laptops, and Nokia may not have as huge as advantage as they think. Sammy also pushed out the Tango update and a firmware update to the Focus S and the Focus Flash about the same time as Nokia got Tango and as HTC Titan owners are still waiting. Not too shabby. Still room for improvement, but not shabby.....

3. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I Like it :) even the specifications are good :) and yeah more the competition in market the better :D

4. torr310

Posts: 1667; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's funny that HTC may have a Windows 8 Phone called "Accord" and now Samsung has one called "Odyssey".

18. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Very interesting note.... Honda going to be a partner in this?

19. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

LOL......

5. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S Odyssey, Samsung remove Galaxy S because of Apple lawsuits.

20. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The Galaxy S series devices are mainly if not all based on ANDROID. So I'm pretty sure that's why this device will just be known as the Odyssey. If I'm not correct, it was just the Samsung Focus, not Samsung Galaxy S Focus. =P

7. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

It's definitely time to start seeing some high end WP8 devices. Bring them on Samsung, HTC, Nokia and other OEM.

8. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I wonder how smooth and fast this would be. Nokia never ever are into hardware specs! Tho I dislike Windows phone, this thing is urging me to buy, or try this beast out, can't wait!

12. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Looks great. I wonder how well it will run on the new hardware. Probably blazing fast.

15. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

And on top of that, if rooted, than what next!

22. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Windows Phones already run amazingly on just a 1.5 single core processor with only 512mb of RAM, so if you put in a dual core S4 processor clocked also at 1.5 and bump up the RAM to at least 1GB. You probably won't notice too much of a difference in just day to day use. HOWEVER gaming will be a completely different story and since Microsoft has X-Box Live intergration with their Windows Phones, I'd expect to see bigger, more advanced games on their platform soon.

21. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i wonder why Microsoft wont allow other chip manufacturers to run its OS... i mean.. intel is making chip for phones now and samsung's own Exynos chips is a good chips too! but for me.. i think nokia will make a good WP8 device... coz samsung play android game with flying colors! and come on... i think sammy should stick to android! leave WP8 to nokia... they are hella rich now!

23. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

this annoucement+me being with Sprint= a very depressed person. Man why cant there be leaked info about Sprint having a wp8?

28. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think they wont have one... thats wha tthe CEO said..

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