Samsung's Windows Phone plans revealed

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

An insider at US network provider, Verizon, has passed on details about a new Samsung smartphone called the Huaron, which is set to use the Windows Phone operating system when it is released later in the year.

Information published via EVLeaks on Twitter, suggests that the Huaron is going to have a close aesthetic resemblance to the Galaxy S range, with the S4 presumably being the basis for both the exterior styling and the internal components.

This means that it will likely pack a five inch screen with a full HD 1080p resolution, along with a quad core processor and Windows Phone 8.1.

Samsung’s support for Windows Phone has not been especially fervent in recent years, although the devices that it has released have been close cousins of the Android-based Galaxy S range.

Expectations for the power of WP handsets have risen significantly as a result of Nokia’s release of the quad core CPU-toting Lumia 1520, so Samsung’s mobile will not be unique in this respect. But it is also important for the platform not to be monopolised by a single brand, especially with Nokia also looking to launch an Android phone later this year.

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