We have been hearing about Samsung ATIV Odyssey since November last year, when it was announced for launch on Verizon Wireless network by the end of 2012. It did not launch though, and today Samsung finally confirmed that the handset will hit the stores in “the coming weeks”. Verizon did not reveal any details on pricing but the rumor has it that the ATIV Odyssey may be available for $49 or even free on contract making the device an affordable smartphone for people on tight budget.
Learn more about Samsung ATIV Odyssey
The Samsung ATIV Odyssey for Verizon will be Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 device for the US market. It is a mid-range smartphone featuring a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display with 800 x 480 pixels, 5 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, and 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera.
The handset is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor accompanied by 1 GB of RAM on board and offers 8 GB of built-in memory, expandable via microSD card slot compatible with up to 64 GB cards. The power is provided by a 2100 mAh battery. The phone will operate on 4 LTE super fast network and will support global roaming, which means that the ATIV Odyssey will support SIM cards and might be unlocked right out the box like Verizon’s HTC Droid DNA or iPhone 5.
more info: Verizon