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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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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.

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