Rumor: Windows Phone 7 version of Samsung Galaxy S II coming?

The Galaxy II S mobile phone from Samsung is doing pretty well, thank you very much. The device was launched over in Europe in May and the Android OS-based device has apparently become a big sales hit. Samsung announced recently that the phone has already sold over three million units since its launch. The phone itself has yet to make its US debut but its slated to be released later this summer via AT&T. But now there are rumors that a new version of the phone could be released with Windows Phone 7 inside.

According to a story at WMPoweruser.com, the official designation for the Galaxy II S is SGH-i927. Now a phone designated the SGH-i937 (yep, 10 higher than the Galaxy II S) has popped up on the Bluetooth SIG web site. There is evidence that the phone has the same Bluetooth profile for the upcoming "Mango" update for Windows Phone 7.

It's possible that the SGH-i937 will basically be the same phone as the current Galaxy II S with just a few additional features to make it work with Windows Phone 7. The current phone has a 4.3 inch screen, a dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM, an eight megapixel camera in the back, and a two megapixel camera. The phone itself is also pretty thin at 8.5 mm.

The "Mango" update for Windows Phone 7 is now in beta for phone developers. The update, along with phones that will have "Mango" already installed, is expected to be released sometime this fall.

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I don't know why people are suprised. There is a great hardware for Android currently, it is bound to have WP7 ported to it!

wp7 is pretty wickedly awesome, why do people avert their eye's from it, i will not understand, no logical reason.
maybe it's emotional decision, i think people still mad on microsoft, for obliterating netscape.

R1pper said,
wp7 is pretty wickedly awesome, why do people avert their eye's from it, i will not understand, no logical reason.
maybe it's emotional decision, i think people still mad on microsoft, for obliterating netscape.

Mango will change the rules, but, right now, WP7 is a limited OS that has not all functions advanced users are used to.

Pepeda said,

Mango will change the rules, but, right now, WP7 is a limited OS that has not all functions advanced users are used to.


Mango will certainly be great, but WP7 is less limited than people like to convey... There's little I've wanted to do that I couldn't...

I am really eager for Mango though. If it didn't void my warranty I'd have already installed the update.

To fit hardware requeriments for WP7 Samsung will equip a not so good CPU & GPU.

For sure will be an awesome phone, but not so powerful as original.

Pepeda said,
To fit hardware requeriments for WP7 Samsung will equip a not so good CPU & GPU.

For sure will be an awesome phone, but not so powerful as original.


What are you and XIII rambling about? Mango hardware specs have not been fully revealed yet and even so they are usually minimum specs.

Pepeda said,
To fit hardware requeriments for WP7 Samsung will equip a not so good CPU & GPU.

For sure will be an awesome phone, but not so powerful as original.

It's likely to be the dual-core Qualcomm chip found in the HTC Sensation running at 1.2Ghz and an Adreno 220 GPU.

Pepeda said,
To fit hardware requeriments for WP7 Samsung will equip a not so good CPU & GPU.

For sure will be an awesome phone, but not so powerful as original.

who cares? Even with lower specs it will run way smoother than any android phone on the market.

Pepeda said,
To fit hardware requeriments for WP7 Samsung will equip a not so good CPU & GPU.

For sure will be an awesome phone, but not so powerful as original.


huh? i dont understand why would Microsoft actually limit the performance of the phones in their specification... if manufacturers can make the phones faster while keeping a good battery life, isnt that a good thing?

carmatic said,

huh? i dont understand why would Microsoft actually limit the performance of the phones in their specification... if manufacturers can make the phones faster while keeping a good battery life, isnt that a good thing?

Microsoft is CLEARLY updating the spec list for Mango too, so I don't think assumptions like that can be made.

I got a 18 month contract for my WP7 phone, I wonder if they will release any new WP7 phones near the end of my contract.

Gaffney said,
I got a 18 month contract for my WP7 phone, I wonder if they will release any new WP7 phones near the end of my contract.
Absolutely. There are rumors of new hardware capabilities introduced in Mango, ex: front facing camera, and rumors of NFC support, etc.

tsupersonic said,
Absolutely...

And the factual statements about new hardware capabilities would be the inclusion of a gyroscope in the new hardware that will enable apps like the Bing Photosynth app currently on iPhone.
Another factual statement is that the hardware spec specifies no unsupported sensors.

Gaffney said,
I got a 18 month contract for my WP7 phone, I wonder if they will release any new WP7 phones near the end of my contract.

In 18 months either you will have 50 WP7 phones to choose from, or none, after Microsoft will scrap the project (like they did with the Zune HD, KIN and Sidekick) due to miserable sales figures.

alexalex said,

In 18 months either you will have 50 WP7 phones to choose from, or none, after Microsoft will scrap the project (like they did with the Zune HD, KIN and Sidekick) due to miserable sales figures.


There's more likely to be 50 phones. WP7 is awesome and it is unfair to say Microsoft isn't committed. The work that went into Mango should make that perfectly clear.

alexalex said,

In 18 months either you will have 50 WP7 phones to choose from, or none, after Microsoft will scrap the project (like they did with the Zune HD, KIN and Sidekick) due to miserable sales figures.

This pesimistic guy again...

I doubt its part of the Galaxy series... The Samsung Focus had similar numbering (SGH-i917). Its likely just a reitteration of that.

TechieXP said,
A Focus running WP7 with an AMOLED screen would be just so awesome I could scream. I would buy iy in a heartbeat if it comes to VZW.

Dont get your hopes up for VZW... This numbering appears to be AT&T-specific.

shamburg said,

Dont get your hopes up for VZW... This numbering appears to be AT&T-specific.


I'm not sure I understand what you mean. The original Omnia was on VZW and numbered i910... I don't think the numbering does anything to indicate carrier...

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