Budget Samsung Windows Phone 8 Mobile Leaked?

A leaked XML document harvested from Samsung’s servers suggests that one

of the first Windows Phone 8 handsets from the mobile phone market

leader will bear the code title SGH-i687. And we even know a couple of

its specs.

The one big clue that this is a Windows 8 phone rather

one running plain old Windows Phone 7.x is that the XML file says it

uses Internet Explorer 10. This is the version of Microsoft’s mobile web

browser that’s set to launch with Windows 8 – the current Windows Phone

OS uses Internet Explorer 9.

More interesting than this tip-off,

though, is that the Samsung SGH-i687 is listed as having a WVGA or 480 x

800 pixel screen. Although this is the maximum resolution for

current-gen Windows Phone devices, Windows Phone 8 is to open up the

screen res ceiling, to make competing with super high-res Android

devices and Apple’s iPhone easier.

Why the old-fashioned screen?

There are two obvious possibilities. Either this is to be a Windows

Phone 7.x device, and Internet Explorer 10 is to come to the current

Windows Phone platform, or the detailed phone is to be a budget device.

The latter idea opens up a whole new can of worms, though.
Samsung XML
The XML file, “in person”

Recent

reports indicate that Windows phones of the moment will not get an

upgrade to the Windows Phone 8 platform – and if that’s not down to

screen issues, then what is it? Will Windows Phone 8 demand a dual-core

CPU? And won’t that rule out cheap Windows 8 phones for the time being?

For

more clues as to what the Samsung SGH-i687 will offer, take a look at

the spec list of the Samsung Focus, a Windows Phone 7 handset with an

eerily similar product code – SGH-i667.

via EverythingWM

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