Rumor: Samsung's Windows Phone 8 device revealed?

Windows Phone 8 still hasn't been officially announced but more and more we are hearing that smartphone makers are currently designing phones that will use Microsoft's next mobile OS. The latest rumor comes from which claims it has learned the first details about Samsung's plans for a Windows Phone 8 product via an unnamed source.

The story claims that the design of the Windows Phone 8 device will actually be based on the Samsung Galaxy S III, which the company is likely to officially announce on Thursday. It also claims that the smartphone will be given the Samsung Focus S II name when it is launched later this year.

It adds that inside the phone, Samsung could put in a dual or even a quad-core processor, along with a 12 megapixel rear camera, a two megapixel front-facing camera, support for LTE wireless networks, and more. It's also supposed to have a dedicated camera button, support for NFC features and the upcoming Samsung Cloud service and an improved Photo Studio.

Samsung has been one of the biggest supporters of Windows Phone, releasing the Focus S and the cheaper Focus Flash in 2011 in time with the Windows Phone 7.5 launch. It will be interesting to see if Samsung will also launch a cheaper Windows Phone 8 device alongside this rather high end product.

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