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The existence of Samsung’s Verizon-bound Ativ Odyssey smartphone was one of the bigger surprises at Microsoft’s recent Windows Phone 8 launch event — it was the only handset highlighted that hadn’t already been revealed — but no one was willing to talk details at the time.

That’s unfortunately still the case now, but thanks to a newly-released photo from @EvLeaks, we at least know what the damn thing looks like.

Bad news, design nuts: any of you expecting the Odyssey (a.k.a the SCH-i930) to be as sleek or as stylish as the Galaxy S III or Ativ S will probably come away disappointed with the final product. The device naturally retains some of the design language used in its more handsome cousins (especially the striated finish on its back plate), but the Odyssey seems to be a rounder, chunkier affair. Personally, I get a distinctly mid-range vibe from this…

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