We’ve heard quite a lot about Verizon’s Samsung ATIV Odyssey last fall but unfortunately the rumors had one thing wrong – the handheld was not supposed to be released in 2012. However, it should come early in 2013, with the official intro set to happen during CES next week.
Before that, we have on our hands a full spec sheet of the device, which, although not official, it looks like the real deal. This confirms the speculations from last year, that the Odyssey won’t be a high-ender or a Verizon version of the ATIV S.
That doesn’t mean the Odyssey will be an entry-level device either, as it’s supposedly powered by the same Qualcomm MSM8960 dual-core CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz as the Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC Windows Phone 8X.
The processor will be paired with 1 GB of RAM and the battery will be a 2,100 mAh unit, so there are a couple of things to be excited about. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about the 8 GB of on-board storage, the 5 MP rear-facing snapper or the 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display.
Then again, Verizon is rumored to offer this for no charge with two-year contracts and that’s something that guarantees the Odyssey some media attention.