The release of the next model of Galaxy phone, Samsung Galaxy S3, was just a few days ago and rumors have started emerging that Samsung also intends to release a Windows 8 based model of the device. According to the sources, Samsung would rename this device as Samsung Focus S2 for the American market while for the European market, it would be named Omnia phone. Samsung has been following this naming convention for quite a while and it appears that it would be followed in future as well. Sources have further revealed that this Windows 8 based phone would come with a dual or quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. This processor has also been used in some previous Samsung models for US.
Technical specifications of the rumored model are quite similar to the rumored specs of Samsung Galaxy S3, or any other high end phone in the market. It would come with 4.7 inch display having a screen resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. It would also have a 12 mega pixel rare end and another 2 mega pixel frond end camera onboard. Other than having support for NFC and LTE, this phone would also be equipped with Samsung’s S-Cloud. It would certainly be great to use Windows 8 on a high end Samsung device since this would virtually couple great hardware with one of the best software platforms in the market.
According to the sources, this device would come to all the major carriers of US such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. However, no information has been given out regarding the release date or price of the device. At present, Samsung is the tech giant that has been releasing more mobile devices than any other company in the market. Besides, Samsung has been releasing device based on three major platforms: Android, Windows 8 and its own Bada OS. Releasing devices with multiple platforms would also help Samsung reduce too much dependability on a single partner.
So far Samsung or Microsoft has not revealed any plans for any such collaboration. But considering that Microsoft is in need of new partners in the mobile phone industry and Samsung also wants to reduce dependability on Google, this is certainly a possibility. It would, on one hand, give boast to Windows 8 platform and on the other, would afford Samsung considerable market expansion and diversification.