Is Samsung lining up a 1080p Windows Phone flagship to launch at MWC 2014?

Is Samsung lining up a 1080p Windows Phone flagship to launch at MWC 2014?The launch of Windows Phone 8 Update 3 was supposed to herald an armada of quad-core full HD handsets running Microsoft's OS that would take the fight to their Android rivals throughout 2014.

So where are they? Look past Nokia, and that's a good question. Well Samsung at least seems to have something of an answer, and it looks set to go by the name of SM-W750V.

Not much to go on, though as with 2011' Omnia W (pictured above), the W in the model name suggests a Windows Phone.

It's not the first time the model number has popped up either: back in November it was spotted on an import document going into India from South Korea, which revealed a 5in screen size and not much else.

But it's now received its Bluetooth certification too, and thanks to its UAProf specification we can see it has both a full HD resolution and runs Internet Explorer 10 as its primary browser, which confirms Windows Phone 8 GDR3 is the OS on board.

All of this suggests it may make an appearance at MWC 2014 next month, but that isn't a guarantee. Samsung has hardly made Windows Phone a priority before now, so just because the W750V is ready to go doesn't mean getting it out the door is a high priority for Samsung right now – especially with the far more significant Galaxy S5 launch starting to loom large on the horizon.

That said, if the GS5 is launched at a dedicated event like it has for the past two instalments of Samsung's Android flagship, it would leave Sammy short of a big-hitting device to take top billing at MWC. Could the W750V be a slightly leftfield answer to that problem? Don't bet against it.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 16, 2014 at 20:39

With WP's tight rules, I do not know how Samsung want to launch a stand-out device?
There is no way they can beat the Lumias' cameras - and if they could, they'd probably launch it in an Android device that they can skin in their crazy Touchwizzy ways.
Unless it's some midranger (pricewise)? Also: they are about to launch their first Tizen devices... So, how much effort would they dedicate to WP?

Pondlife  Jan. 16, 2014 at 21:11

Did they bother taking anything big hitting there last year?

s4 metal clone with features and hardware lessened for wp

Maybe the flexy screen for an android for mwc

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 17, 2014 at 13:01

Samsung don't care about WP, that's clear, they're just keeping their fingers in as many pies as possible just in case WP does one day take off. If you're as rich as Samsung are, why not?

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