Samsung's CES booth was jam-packed with attendees gushing over its latest and greatest smartphones. Among them was the new the ATIV Odyssey, Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 device to launch in the U.S.
In addition to being a rarity given Samsung's Android-dominated smartphone lineup, the new ATIV Odyssey has a 4-inch super AMOLED touch-screen display. It's fired up by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, has 8 GB of on-board storage and runs a 2,100 mAh battery. A 1.2-megapixel front-facing and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera are also included.
But it's the Windows software running on the new ATIV Oddsessy that speaks louder than its specs. As the world's largest smartphone maker, Samsung's investment in Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 OS could give the software giant the leverage it needs to face rivals Apple and Google head on.