Samsung Galaxy S3 to be Used as Basis for a New Flagship Windows Phone?
With Samsung now overtaking Nokia as the number 1 mobile phone manufacturer, apparently the Korean tech giant is mulling over the idea of bringing their yet-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy S3 to the fledgling Windows Phone operating system.
Google’s Android doesn’t have any form of exclusivity when it comes to the number 1 handset on their OS – so there’s nothing really stopping Samsung.
It’s thought that Samsung would call the Windows Phone version the ‘Focus SII’, which is the brand name for Samsung’s U.S Windows Phones – it’s likely they’ll adopt the name ‘Omnia’ for the UK and European markets.
An anonymous source has told WP-Life that the phone would come with that same quad-core processor, 4.7-inch 1,280×720 pixel display and 12-megapixel camera expected in the new flagship Samsung handset.
Samsung is set to unveil the hotly anticipated S3 at a media event this week, and while many agree on the specs and size – the looks are the only thing that haven’t been leaked fully.
It’s thought that new S3 will be quite different to the last version in order to move the phone away from the iPhone and Apple’s army of patent lawyers.
The Focus SII is expected to be very similar to the Galaxy S3, but with Windows Phone branding and a dedicated camera button, there might be a slight difference on how the buttons would be laid out. The source also claims that the Focus SII would come to U.S networks AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.
The Korean company has been quiet with regards to its plans for Microsoft’s mobile platform, but with LG seemingly turning it’s back on the OS, there’s an opportunity for a company with Samsung’s foresight to do very well on Windows Phone in the future.
Windows Phone may still be in its infancy but if Microsoft can snag a handset of the S3’s calibre it’s sure to broaden the appeal of the platform.