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Verizon snags Huron, Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8.1device

Samsung’s first Windows Phone device in 2014 will have a Qualcomm’s Adreno 305 GPU and will  be exclusive to Verizon.


Serial leakster @evleaks has leaked what looks like Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8.1 device.

The rumor mill purports the handset’s name to be Huron, and it will be exclusive to Verizon. The U.S. carrier is set to unveil another Windows Phone handset, the Lumia Icon, later this month. With the Mobile World Congress set for three weeks from now, it is likely that Samsung launches this device at Barcelona.

Samsung’s Huron device looks similar in design to the Galaxy S4, and has a dedicated home button with the Windows logo.  The handset, which features a model number SM-W750V, was seen on the GFXBench benchmark site, where it was found that the device will come with Qualcomm’s Adreno 305 GPU. The screen size of the device is said to be of 4.3 inches, with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 being considered. However, other rumors suggest that the handset will feature a full-HD screen. 

Late last month, it was revealed that Microsoft was paying Samsung, Huawei, Sony and other manufacturers over $2 billion to launch Windows Phone handsets this year. It was later confirmed by Microsoft’s communications lead, Frank X. Shaw. While he did say that the organization undertook co-marketing initiatives, he claimed that the numbers quoted were incorrect.

Source: Twitter (@evleaks)

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda is an avid reader of science-fiction novels. A long-time Arsenal fan, his other interests include gaming, basketball and making music. He also likes tinkering with hardware in his free time.

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