Two Samsung Omnia Windows Phone 8 handsets coming in Q4, "Odyssey" now said to carry 4.8" HD Super AMOLED screen

Two Samsung Omnia Windows Phone 8 handsets coming in Q4,
We have a bit more info on the Samsung GT-I8750 "Odyssey" WP8 flagship and its midrange GT-I8370 "Marco" sibling we saw in a leaked Samsung court document not long ago.

Apparently both handsets will be named as part of the Omnia line of Windows Phone handsets, of which we already have the Omnia 7, Omnia M and Omnia W. We'd wager to bet that the flagship codenamed "Odyssey" will end up being called Omnia 8, to indicate it is Samsung's best WP8 effort, while the GT-I8370 "Marco" can be anything else.

The specs are whispered to be the SGSIII 4.8" HD Super AMOLED display (previous rumor stated 4.65") with 8MP camera on the back for the "Odyssey" flagship, and a WVGA 4-incher with 5MP camera on the back for the "Marco" mid-ranger. Both are powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, meaning there might be LTE thrown in for some regions, and offer an expandable storage via a microSD slot, adding to the 8GB of internal memory for "Marco", and 16/32GB for "Odyssey", which could be heading to T-Mobile.

Those of you who are hoping that Windows Phone 8 handsets will be cheaper than, say Samsung's Android phones, are in for a bit of disappointment, as the component goodies lock in a price range of $430-500 for the "Marco" in Europe, and the cool $610-740 for the high-end. After all, we might have the same components in "Odyssey" as in the US Galaxy S III, and the price to match, leaving the design as the big unknown. How will Samsung's WP8 offerings fare against those of Nokia with their free lifetime navigation bundle, and preferential Microsoft treatment, remains to be seen.

source: SamMobile

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55 Comments

1. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Nokia already seems to be facing some stiff competition from Samsung and HTC's WP8 phones.

5. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Nokia is good at build quality. Samsung is good at specs & price factor. I dont think samsung will give Nokia to grab the NO 1 position so easily.

12. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i had 3 samsung devices of different class a TV a dig Cam and Bada Phone while ago and guess what none lasted for atlest one year without hardware issues . On the other hand nokia makes moblies and i had many sets none broke donw till i sold them.

17. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

its my experence with samsung no one has the right to thumb that down :P

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Its hard to believe your talking the truth?

45. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

but it is true its not a lie what ever samsung fans think i certinly hate their quality paying so much and wht ony a year it lasted Tv got Power issue gets off automatically and doesnot turn on , camera focus gonna it is 14mp but pics were s**t after the focus got screwed and Wave2 got short circuited as told by repair guy :\ wht u expect me to think of such company now

24. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

That's probably because people don't like the truth or because you haven't actually owned any of the three items you've mentioned and just have a general dislike of Samsung. I can tell you straight up I fanatically loathe Nokia and Elop to the grave.

27. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

Thats funny because I swear by Samsung Electronics...I started long ago with the original Windows Samsung Omnia on Vzw and now sport a GNex. Had my Omnia until I got my GNex this past December. I've never had any issues with my TV, bluray home theater system, mobile phones or appliances. I find that if you take care of them, they take care of you

46. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

if i had issue doesnt mean all the plannet will or must have i think i got trolled by them

33. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Stiff competition all right if you're ATT's pet. Ain't switching carriers just for a Nokia. Want my business, you come to me. I can settle for a GS3 or odyssey. And if god willing, an HD8. I realize playing the running around game is just being a fool. If your carrier gives you great service, stick with it.

38. microsoftexclusive.com

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

:-) its good to see new windows phone products anyhow :-)

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Nokia cant compete with Htc and Samsung. I believe due to people choosing, liking high-end specs and feautres, which Nokia was never good at.

6. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i will completely dis agree with you... people will choose samsung coz it play the android game really good... but if nokia go android... i dont think people will still buy samsung... sorry to offend you but they just suck!

9. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well everyone loves power and high specs, which Nokia dislikes. There more into connecting people, like they say, plus they never listen to there customers, unlike Samsung and Htc, They do......!

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

samsung listens....... :\ u joking they dictate you to get their new phone because they dont provide updates of android after a year or 2. nokia have long history of customer care better then samsung and besides they didnot selected the specs on wp7 it was MS limitations but now it will be head to head comparion with all three OS in every OEM sets lets see what all of them come up with

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Not true. Nokia dont even have a dual-core phone! Nokia dont even support Flash 10 or eleven. I had a N8, and it was slow and laggy. Web browsing a night-mare yes the build quality is above standard! The 8800 were the best build Nokia, and no 1 can, and will ever defeat that.

47. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well u are either ignorant and dont want to know other part of that dual core story cuz all wp7 from nokia samsung HTc were single from genration 1 to last one that came out and it was because it was resticted by microsft OS limitation at that time dont belieave me ask anyone here around they will agree and dual cores are supported in all android phones so its obvious samsung and HTC makes dual cores cuz the OS suport it and from now nokia is gonna make dual cores u can bet on that and watch the sep 5th nokia world

49. JaseelEbrahim

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

"Nokia dont even have a dual-core phone!"? Nokia N9 is a Dual core phone.

18. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

i agree with u and disagree with him, one thing, nokia's build quality is top notch while samsung's stuff are inferior and prone to damage like (ahem.. S3 comes to mind??)

48. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

looks like samsung guys dont like to hear the flws their devies get cant swallow the truth or just beeng blind

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Uh, Nokia was making some of the best phones in the world, even before Samsung was a "household name". They still know how to make a quality handset, but have been stymied with software, to a point: recent examples would be the 808 PureView and N8 are good examples of good phones (4" AMOLED screen, quick processor, awesome camera, wonderful reception and call quality, something Samsung still doesn't have down pat) that would have been great phones with an improved OS. The E7 was similar, but more business-minded. N9, good phone, just stillborn with what could have been (and may well be) a definitive next-gen OS. Likewise, the entire Lumia series are well-balanced phones with honest price points, with a capable but undeveloped OS and a pleasant UX and UI. While not competitive head to head with the likes of a GS3, they do fine for what they are. Lastly: Vertu. Yes, it's sold now, but the only way Samsungs or even iPhones were sold for even near that much was if they were covered in precious gems and metal, but even then they were just the same phone, with no special perks like the Vertu program.

13. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

+1...

19. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

read these guys!!!http://mynokiablogdotcom/2012/08/19/mnb-reader-generated-symbian-or-android/ just change 'dot' to '.' PA block the site!

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yeaaaaaaaah this is good stuff. This is exactly what I expected with WP8. Same hardware "under the hood", just pick OS. Great news for a Monday morning!

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

A lot of Windows dislikes!

4. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Odyssey is the World most powerful WP8. Nokia WP8 is a failure because Nokia don't have enough in-house components and flexibility like Samsung or other Asian phone makers. I have Samsung Galaxy S3 loving so much.

8. tes101

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

id!ot

10. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Not true stephen Eflop and Nokia boards hate high-end Hardware on there phones. Nokia love there classics.

14. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

they wont have a choice... they will power its phone with latest hardware since they dont use there own OS now... thats what they get on using others OS.. so nokia will still make the best WP8 samsung=android nokia=WP8 and i think samsung might be super expensive if apple will going to force samsung to pay them royalty... not to mention samsung is already paying microsoft of $12 per android device which is a cash... im still betting on nokia's WP8... pureview and clearblack technology is the best... sAMOLED might be awesome but on legibility under the sun... clearblack rules!!

22. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Nokia dont have there own OS. How stupid. And rely on MS, and alsp restricted than ios. Symbian users had freedom. Do u think they will prefer Windows? No way. They are all migrating to Android. At least Samsung tried Android. Symbian, remember the innovate8.

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