Samsung’s operating system of choice is Android, but with a growing minority of smartphone owners opting for Microsoft’s Windows Phone the South Korean company isn’t putting all its eggs in one operating system. Rumors surrounding the next Samsung Windows Phone—codenamed Huron—have been bouncing around for a while now and today the device’s official name was revealed thanks to trusted tipster @evleaks.
Verizon's Samsung Huron to be branded ATIV SE at retail.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) February 26, 2014
The ATIV SE, presumably a successor to last year’s ATIV S, is expected to launch earlier this year after Microsoft announces its updated Windows Phone 8.1 OS. Based on previous leaks, the device should come equipped with a 5-inch display, NFC, Bluetooth and a design extremely similar to Samsung’s line of Android-powered Galaxy S flagship handsets.
Earlier this month the device was spotted passing through the FCC with support for Verizon’s network, though it’s possible the upcoming ATIV phone will launch on multiple U.S. carriers. With Microsoft’s BUILD developers conference set for April, hopefully it won’t be long until Samsung makes an official announcement. Until then we’ll keep an eye out for any more rumors or leaks. Stay tuned.