Samsung leaks Windows Phone 8 devices in Apple court documents

The company has two devices ready to launch in the fourth quarter, including one called "Odyssey" and another called "Marco," according to a report.

The new Windows Phone 8 start screen.
The new Windows Phone 8 start screen. Josh Miller/CNET

Samsung is planning to get in on the Windows Phone 8 launch later this year, according to a new report.

The Verge is reporting today that it discovered two Windows Phone 8-based Samsung devices in court documents filed in Samsung's case with Apple. Code-named Odyssey and Marco, the devices are slated for a fourth-quarter launch, according to The Verge. It's believed that Microsoft will launch Windows Phone 8 in the fourth quarter, as well.

In terms of the specs, the devices appear to be somewhat powerful, boasting dual-core Qualcomm processors and support for LTE, according to The Verge. The Odyssey will boast a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, while the Marco will come with a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED option. The Odyssey will also come with an 8-megapixel rear camera, while the Marco will deliver a 5-megapixel option, according to The Verge.

Microsoft showed off Windows Phone 8 for the first time last month . The operating system comes with a host of improvements over its predecessor, including a better home screen, near-field communication support, and in-app purchases. The operating system will come bundled in new Windows Phone 8-ready devices. Windows Phone 7.5 handsets can't be upgraded to the operating system.

Samsung has not yet confirmed that it will be launching the Odyssey or Marco. However, that they were reportedly featured in court documents might seem to indicate it'll happen.

Those court documents have become a treasure trove for reporters, offering all kinds of insight into both Apple and Samsung. Just yesterday, Apple divulged details on the prototypes it developed for its iPhone dating back to 2005.

CNET has contacted Samsung for comment on The Verge's report. We will update this story when we have more information.

 

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