An image leak of a Samsung Windows Phone 8.1 device reveals a similar design to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4. Posted by @evleaks on Twitter Monday (Feb. 3), the rendering also resembles the Samsung Ativ S Windows Phone 8 handset. Sporting Verizon branding, the upcoming device is identified as Samsung model number SM-W750V and goes by the codename “Huron”.
Like the Ativ S, the Samsung Huron has a dedicated home button that features the Windows logo.What appears to be missing are the capacitive search and back buttons found on the Ativ S and Android powered Galaxy S3/S4 phones. As the Verge reports, on-screen buttons could be a future trend for select Windows 8.1 devices. There’s also the possibility that the leaked rendering of the device is incomplete. A dedicated camera button is not visible on the Samsung Huron either, just the home and power buttons along with the volume rocker.
Other than the image leak, no information about the device’s release date or hardware specs have surfaced. Rumors about the Huron suggest a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. According to reports, the Samsung Huron is LTE capable and has already passed Bluetooth 3.0 tests.
Once the Samsung Huron receives an official release date, it will join another soon-to-be released Windows Phone 8 smartphone on Verizon’s network, the Nokia Lumia 929 (aka Icon).