We’re all eagerly awaiting news on the Android-powered Galaxy S5, but it looks like Samsung hasn’t abandoned its Windows Phone efforts entirely. A new leak has provided some more information on a smartphone running the next version of Microsoft’s operating system. Originating from the @evleaks Twitter account, the tweet says we should look out for a Samsung Windows Phone with the model number SM-W750V soon.
Codenamed Huron, the phone is branded with Verizon’s logo. Anyone who follows the Galaxy S5 story will recognize Samsung’s new model number system at work here, where the letter added to the end of the model represents the network on which it will launch. This isn’t evidence the Huron will be a Verizon exclusive, although phones such as the Ativ Odyssey (seen at the top of the page) and the Lumia 928 show that the carrier has snagged exclusive rights to Windows Phone hardware in the past.
An image attached to the tweet gives us a glance at the phone itself, which looks like every other Samsung smartphone. It’s also mentioned the Huron will run Windows Phone 8.1, the next version of the OS expected to launch in the next few months.
A Samsung phone with the same model number has also shown up on a benchmarking website, where we learn the device may have a quad-core processor, an Adreno 305 GPU, and a 720p screen resolution. However, these may not be accurate specs, and as PhoneArena.com points out, other details for phones already on sale are wrong.
We last heard about the W750V in mid-January, when it was leaked with a 5-inch display and a 1080p pixel screen resolution. At the time, we speculated it may make an appearance during Mobile World Congress, but if the phone does turn out to be a Verizon exclusive, this isn’t as likely.
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