Samsung ATIV S: First Ever Windows Phone 8 Powered Smartphone Announced
Along with the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy camera comes a Windows Phone 8 powered Samsung ATIV S. This device got an earlier spotlight than the soon to be announced Nokia handset(s) running the latest instalment in Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Actually, based from the email invite from Nokia, it might be on the 5th of September.
The design of the Samsung ATIV S merely coincides with the Galaxy Series’ look in the lower part of the display were there are 1 physical button and 2 touch-sensitive control buttons. If you’ll remember, both the Galaxy S III and the Note II have this physical button too. The shape of the ATIV S isn’t so curvy and it somehow resembles the shape of the former Windows phone 6.5 bearer from Samsung – the Samsung Omnia II.
The Samsung Ativ S has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass screen display for great a viewing experience. The Ativ S also features the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 with a clock speed of 1.5GHz each of the two cores.
Other specs include a 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel main camera shooter, 1.9-megapixel front camera, and a large 2300mAh battery. I bet the 2300mAh will be bigger than what it really is if the Windows Phone 8 preserves its battery friendly OS.
Samsung’s really widening their strategy further and I think it is very commendable. Their huge inventory of devices for the masses is what they are mostly known for anyway.
The price of Samsung ATIV S is still not revealed. According to sources, Ativ S will be released in the Philippines sometime in October. I’ll update this post as soon as I get more details.