Windows Phone is about to get a major new player. The Verge reports that Microsoft's burgeoning mobile OS will welcome a powerful new Samsung phone at IFA today that is essentially a modified version of the Galaxy S III.

Rumored to be called the ATIV S, the new phone will boast a large 4.8" Super AMOLED HD touchscreen, 1.5 ghz dual core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera.

The device would be the most feature-packed phone Samsung has ever made for Windows Phone, which has historically been saddled with more middle-tier offerings like the Samsung Focus and Focus S.

We'll have more on the phone once it's officially announced.

[via The Verge]