Just like HTC, Samsung didn’t invest too much on Windows Phone 8 and released only a few smartphones. Yet, several clues point to a renewed interest in the South Korean home for the Windows Phone 8 platform.
According to some leaked documents, Samsung is prepping a new high-end smartphone based on Windows Phone 8. The documents suggest the existence of a 5-inch display smartphone (model number: SM-W750V), which has been approved by the Bluetooth SIG.
Among other features, it includes support for LTE connectivity, Internet Explorer as the default browser and a 5-inch 16:9 panel has a resolution of 1920×1080 (Full HD).
It would be a premium device, designed to complete with Nokia’s Lumia line-up. Sources such as AdDuplex reports Nokia has taken over 92.1% of Windows Phone market while HTC sits at second place with 5.2% and Samsung at third position with 1.6%. The market share is clearly very low, but it wouldn’t stop the company to develop a premium device, featuring a 1080p display.
According to Phone Arena, the device is likely to arrive during the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014), to be held in Barcelona next month. In any case, Samsung may announce something new on that occasion, although, the next-flagship phone based on Android, the Galaxy S5 would be unveiled separately, in a special event scheduled for March 2014.
Meanwhile, Sony is also making its mind to develop smartphones, running Windows Phone 8 because they don’t want to be a single OS manufacturer for long.