The Samsung SM-W750V Huron: a WP-rocking Galaxy S lookalike

The Samsung SM-W750V Huron: a WP-rocking Galaxy S lookalikeRumours of a new Samsung Windows Phone have been bubbling under for a while now, but have boiled over into the mainstream today thanks to trusty leakster @evleaks.

The Twitter-loving mobile insider has shared with the world that Sammy's WinPho warrier will go by the codename of Huron, and will look a lot like “a late model Galaxy S”. And he gives us a pic for our troubles, too.

We're also given the model number SM-W750V, which matches previous Samsung Windows Phone rumours from last month and late last year.

One detail @evleaks does add to the mix is that the Huron is a Verizon-specific device – in other words, it's CDMA only and won't work on GSM networks like we have in the UK. But it's hard to imagine that Samsung of all companies doesn't have a GSM-based variant in the pipelines for the rest of us.

As for the reference to the Galaxy S, it leaves plenty of room for interpretation. Does the visual similarity mean we're talking a 5in display like on the Galaxy S4? Does it confirm the Samsung Windows Phone will have a plastic body? Are we just talking similarity in terms of looks or will the new WP flagship boast Galaxy S-calibre specs too?

A few weeks ago we were led to believe the W750V did indeed have a 5in display, with a full HD resolution no less, but now a GFXBench listing (surfaced by NokiaPowerUser) has appeared contradicting that. Now we're talking a 4.3in 720p display with an ARM quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics.

And while originally we were led to believe Windows Phone 8 GDR3 would be on board, @evleaks says outright it'll actually be Windows Phone 8.1.

Whichever version is true, and whether you call it the Huron, the SM-W750V, or anything else that takes your fancy, all signs point towards this being another handset to go live at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona in a couple of weeks' time, so all should become clear then.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 4, 2014 at 20:35

Ativ S down to €240-ish sim-free and €199 on payg... yay...


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