All we had so far about the Samsung ATIV Odyssey were unconfirmed rumors and the fact that Verizon did not release the handset in December as was expected. Now we something more concrete. First of all, unfortunately we have to disappoint those who hoped that the handset will be Verizon’s variant of the ATIV S, which means it won’t be a premium level device. The Odyssey will be rather entry-level handset reportedly going for free on contract when it finally hits shelves.
What we know about Samsung ATIV Odyssey
As for the specs, courtesy of an internal data sheet for Verizon, we now know that the Samsung ATIV Odyssey will measure 4.82 x 2.51 x 0.43 mm, weighing in at 4.41 ounces and will be a global phone with NFC and LTE support. The handset will come with a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touch screen, 5 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture and 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera capable of recording 720p video.
The device will be powered by the same 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor found in the other latest Windows phones with 1 GB of RAM on board and 8 GB of storage expandable via microSD card. The 2100 mAh battery will be removable and with no support for wireless charging. Naturally, the ATIV Odyssey will run on Windows Phone 8 operating system and will have several Samsung apps preloaded – Now, Mini Diary and Photo Editor.
There is still no word on either the launch date or price, but we expect the Odyssey to see the light of day pretty soon.