Samsung “Odyssey” and “Marco” Windows Phone 8 devices revealed

By LiveSide | In Mobile | Posted July 30, 2012 14 comments

SamsungAn interesting court document came out via the Apple vs Samsung trial today, which revealed two new potential Windows Phone 8 devices coming from the South Korean manufacturer Samsung. The two devices, according to the court documents, are codenamed the Samsung “Odyssey” and Samsung “Marco”, as shown below in an image provided by The Verge:

Samsung WP8 

According to the court documents, below are some of the specifications we know about the two devices:

  Samsung “Odyssey” Samsung “Marco"
Display 4.65” HD Super AMOLED 4.0” Super AMOLED
Resolution 1280×720 WVGA
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 (Dual core) Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 (Dual core)
Camera 8 megapixels (rear)
2 megapixels (front)
5 megapixels (rear)
2 megapixels (front)
Cellular (4G) LTE / HSPA+ 21Mbps LTE / HSPA+ 21Mbps
NFC Yes No

Both devices are said to be made available in Q4 2012, which is in line with Samsung being one of the initial launch partners for Windows Phone 8. How do you like these two next generation Windows Phone 8 devices? Will you be interested in getting one? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 3:55 am
Category: Mobile
Tags: Apollo, Samsung, Windows Phone 8
  • hotnikkelz

    The marco is just like a first gen device but has dual core instead :( oh phooey

  • hotnikkelz

    The marco is just like a first gen device but has dual core instead :( oh phooey

  • Mario Albertico

    I hope those aren’t four buttons at the bottom of the Odyseey.

  • Mario Albertico

    I hope those aren’t four buttons at the bottom of the Odyseey.

  • Iamwarpath

    Please come to Sprint, they only have the tiny but thick HTC Arrive…

  • Iamwarpath

    Please come to Sprint, they only have the tiny but thick HTC Arrive…

  • Aa

    I thought NFC is required in WP8? No?

    • damaster

      I don’t think it was announced whether NFC is a requirement or not. What was announced is that WP8 will natively support NFC. 

      My guess is that those devices that doesn’t have NFC might not have features like tap+share or NFC payments enabled. The Wallet hub will probably still be there to manage your cards, payments and deals, just that you won’t be able to pay using NFC. But this is purely my guess.

  • Aa

    I thought NFC is required in WP8? No?

    • Damaster – LiveSide.net

      I don’t think it was announced whether NFC is a requirement or not. What was announced is that WP8 will natively support NFC. 

      My guess is that those devices that doesn’t have NFC might not have features like tap+share or NFC payments enabled. The Wallet hub will probably still be there to manage your cards, payments and deals, just that you won’t be able to pay using NFC. But this is purely my guess.

  • Brandon Sobotta

    Just what we need another Samsung anything. Oh well, the more the merrier I guess!

  • Sobr0801

    Just what we need another Samsung anything. Oh well, the more the merrier I guess!

  • Ttheum

    yes, i will get one when samsung odessy come out. I love am a fan of windows phone especially windows 8

  • Ttheum

    yes, i will get one when samsung odessy come out. I love am a fan of windows phone especially windows 8