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  (Source: @EVLeaks)
Spec is modest, comparable to GS4

Many fans of Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KRX:005930) (KRX:005935) were stoked when the rumor mill buzzed earlier this year with claims of a metal-body Galaxy S5.  Alas, that was not in the cards.  The Galaxy S5 did bring a new pitted plastic, but metal accouterments were nowhere to be seen.

Now top leaks Twitter feed @EVLeaks has published an image of what appears to be a Samsung Windows Phone, with Verizon Wireless brandings and -- most notably -- a brushed metal body.

The leaker last month published a picture of the front face:
Which was followed by the just-published intriguing shot of the backside.
The rumored spec for the device is:
  • Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) Snapdragon 800 quad-core
  • 5-inch 1080p screen (others suggested it had 4.3 inch 720p screen, but this was debunked)

    Samsung ATIV SE
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 13 MP rear camera
  • 2 GB of DRAM
  • BlueTooth 3.0
  • NFC
  • Dual-band WiFi
  • Physical front-face home button
The Ativ SE appears to be similar in terms of hardware to the Galaxy S4.  That would mark a significant upgrade over Samsung's last Windows Phone effort -- the dual-core, 720p Ativ S.  The Ativ S was effectively a reimagined Galaxy S3 in Windows Phone form, and also differentiated itself -- in part -- with a brushed aluminum body.  The followup budget model, the Windows Phone 8 Samsung Odyssey, lacked a metal chassis.

The device is expected to retail for around $500-550 USD unlocked, according to a leaked Indian cargo manifest.  On contract, you can expect to pay around $100 USD for the mid-range Windows Phone handset.

The Samsung Ativ SE is also known as the "Huron" phone, or the SM-750V.

Source: @EVLeaks on Twitter

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So is it similar to the GS4 or the GS5?
By datdamonfoo on 3/18/2014 5:15:58 PM , Rating: 3
Headline says 4, body of text (near the bottom) says 5.

By blzd on 3/18/2014 6:34:34 PM , Rating: 2

RE: So is it similar to the GS4 or the GS5?
By retrospooty on 3/18/2014 10:25:35 PM , Rating: 1
Hard to tell what is right... It also say Snapdragon 800 (good) with Adreno 305 (bad) which is not a combo that even exists as far as I have seen. The 800 comes with Adreno 330, which is blazing fast.

Anyhow, it actually looks pretty nice. I am surprised.

RE: So is it similar to the GS4 or the GS5?
By cocoviper on 3/18/2014 10:42:49 PM , Rating: 2
How can we tell this is actual metal vs. Samsung's penchant for brushed metal facades on plastic?

By Alexvrb on 3/19/2014 12:49:32 AM , Rating: 2
We wait and hope it's not the latter. :P

On a side note, the Odyssey was total crap. The comparably-priced Nokias were much better. I'm assuming the Adreno 305 is a mistake. Time will tell if this new Ativ compares to the Nokia Icon... it looks a lot closer this time around, but I'd bet the Icon edges it out - especially in camera capabilities.

Now, if we assume that these specs are actually correct and the Ativ really does have an Adreno 305, then it's no contest - the Icon's Adreno 330 will blow it out of the water.

RE: So is it similar to the GS4 or the GS5?
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/19/2014 8:58:10 AM , Rating: 2
How can we tell this is actual metal vs. Samsung's penchant for brushed metal facades on plastic?
It does look like plastic to me.

RE: So is it similar to the GS4 or the GS5?
By hughlle on 3/19/2014 9:05:32 AM , Rating: 2

By retrospooty on 3/19/2014 1:10:34 PM , Rating: 2
Ya, based on the mixed bag of specs that doent exist, I am going to say that whoever put this rumor together is either FOS or just ignorant. Either way, nothing is set until officially announced.

Where is the Note Version?
By GlobleWarmingisbunk on 3/19/2014 1:54:46 AM , Rating: 2
Seriously They need to offer a Windows Phone version of the Note with the stylus. If they did I would join the Dark Side in a heart beat.

RE: Where is the Note Version?
By Jammrock on 3/19/2014 12:20:48 PM , Rating: 2
Join the Dark Side! We have cookies! (sorry, couldn't resist)

The Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 6" 1080p screen with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 (Krait 400) and an Adreno 330 GPU. Same basic specs as the Note 3/Galaxy S5, but with a slightly larger screen. Just no stylus.

There are third-party capacitive touch stylus' out there that would work if you want one. They are larger, but likely more comfortable to use than one of the tiny Note styluses...stylus'...stylusii...?

I don't know that Sammy will release a Note sized Windows Phone unless ATIV sales pick up a bit. Unless the new hardware dev tools for WP8.1 really do make it super easy to transition their Note hardware to the WP platform.

Samsung ATIV
By run on 3/24/2014 9:27:54 PM , Rating: 2
The innovative Samsung ATIV is designed to fit your mobile lifestyle. Samsung is known to bring out the most innovative products and bring advanced software technology to the digital market.

"We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs

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