Any thoughts on the Samsung coming to Verizon in December? No picture, but there are some articles on the web sayiong the Odyssey was the code name for the ATIV S before it was announced by Samsung in August.
Last edited by PuckCowboy; 10-29-2012 at 02:37 PM.
Any thoughts on the Samsung coming to Verizon in December? No picture, but there are some articles on the web sayiong the Oddessy was the code name for the ATIV S before it was announced by Samsung in August.
It can't be the Ativ S. Balmer showed the Ativ S off, then later mentioned the Odyssey. I'm putting my hopes on the Odyssey being a high end phone since it will be exclusive to Verizon.
Hoping that Versizon wouldn't want an exclusive on a mid/low range phone, but you never know with them.
It is the ATIV S. Ballmer showed off the ATIV S, but it's just for Europe. The Odyssey will have some different styling cues (not anything too drastic), but it has the same hardware except with CDMA capability. $250 with 32GB. May be a $199 16GB variant.
Honestabebread has mentioned a low end Samsung coming for the prepaids as well. I've heard that one now. HTC 8S is also coming. Hoping for HTC, Nokia, and Samsung quad cores to launch before Easter.
Off to a slower start with the lack of the 920... But if the Samsung is all its cracked up to be, I'd opt in for this one in this round.
What's Verizon's return policy for upgrades? I'd like to try the 8X when it comes out, but if the Samsung wipes the floor with it, I'd like to switch. Is it 14-30 days, restocking fee? Lol we have less choices and yet I find myself faced with so many decisions.
Can we expect a dramatic increase in performance from a quad-core WP8 device?
The real question is it worth getting the ATIV Odyssey in Dec or waiting another 2-4 months and getting the HTC Zenith and/or Nokia 922...
Timeline is always in flux. There's an off chance that there could be a 920 variant at some point before the quad cores hit. As I said elsewhere, the real issue with the 920 was the commitment to a sales number and a heavy subsidy from the carrier. Verizon has a philosophy of matching the phone to the customer, not just pushing a certain model. They want a broad WP8 lineup so they can have a Windows Phone for every customer and make it a very viable alternative to Android and iOS, but they don't want to put heavy subsidies on an expensive phone, especially at the launch.
I don't think that's it. The form factor measurements are smaller than the original Galaxy S. These measurements indicate a screen in the 4" range. The size is on par with the Trophy. Looks much closer to the Galaxy S III Mini.
In fact, it could be that this is a Verizon version of the Galaxy SIII Mini.
Going through the FCC filing, I see no mention of the screen measurement, just the measurements of the body.
If this is a WP8 device for VZW then I'd guess its the low end Samsung.
I think Ubergizmo was going off past rumors when they cited the 4.65" screen. WMPowerUser says it too, but we all know they're not the most reliable source of information for...just about anything.
Which document had the measurements of the body? We could compare them to the Ativ S and see if they match.
Edit: Found them. It's 119.5 mm x 61.55 mm (thickness isn't listed). The Ativ S is 137 mm x 70 mm. Therefore, this device is definitely smaller. I'm also pretty sure that it's a Windows Phone device, given the SCH-I930 model number (SCH-IXXX model numbers have historically been Windows Phone/Windows Mobile devices).
For comparison, the Galaxy S II was 125.3 mm x 63.1 mm, so the SCH-I930 is even smaller than that. It's also significantly smaller than the Galaxy Nexus (135.5 mm x 67.9 mm). The Galaxy S III mini is 121.6 mm x 63 mm, which is the closest to this one.
I'm thinking it's a midrange 4.0" device, or essentially a WP8 Galaxy S III mini. Sorry guys.
Last edited by fierywater; 11-11-2012 at 10:41 AM.