If you didn’t already know, Apple and Samsung square off today in court trial about patents, designs and infringements, as such, a lot of details that were previously keep secret, have begun to leak out. We’ve seen some unreleased images of previous iPhone designs, including a new one today that looks very much like the iPhone 4 that was designed back in 2005. But Apple isn’t the only one who’s had some secrets exposed, aside from Samsung’s correspondence with Google, who told the Korean company that their Galaxy Tabs looked to much like Apple iPad and even suggested a change and Best Buy telling Samsung that many Galaxy Tabs were returned because customers thought they were buying an iPad, two new devices have been exposed, supposedly running Windows Phone 8.
The two devices in question are the Odyssey and Marco. The Odyssey—which is expected to be the high end device—has been shown as running the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960) 1.5GHz dual core processor, which just happens to be the processor that Microsoft has been testing Windows Phone 8. The Odyssey is also expected to feature a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, presumably with 720p resolution, an 8-megapixel camera and NFC support and 4G LTE, all which sound nearly identical to the Galaxy S III, which we exclusively reported the next Samsung Windows Phone device would resemble, the only exception would be the slightly smaller display.
The device codenamed as Marco, will more or less be a mid-range device, featuring a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel camera, and like the Odyssey, support for LTE. No other specs were released and obviously due to the fact that these devices were leaked as part of a court case, no prices or carriers were mentioned.
We can speculate that because Windows 8 is releasing in late October, that Windows Phone 8 will launch around the same time to help build a strong cross relationship between the desktop and mobile OS. There are even reports that Microsoft own Surface tablet may launch around the same time, which would be very audacious of Microsoft, it may sound great on paper, but it could be overwhelming to consumers to have three major products launched at the same time, if bought together, they’d be way to expensive for most people.
Re-posted from: WP-Life (our sister site)