Samsung ATIV SE for Verizon will arrive on April 18th, $599 full retail
Among the many features and specifications about the OS, we are pretty sure that new hardware will be introduced along with the announcement of the 8.1 update. One of those devices might be the Samsung ATIV SE, codenamed “Huron,” destined for Verizon, and now reportedly going to be released on April 18th.
Along with that release date, the ATIV SE reportedly will have a $599 full retail price tag, which prices the device $50 more than the Nokia Lumia Icon. That would lead us to believe that this new Samsung would also be $199 on a two-year contract.
We have seen some renderings of the device. It is clearly re-using components of established players like the Samsung Galaxy S4, and that is not a bad thing. We are pretty comfortable with what we know so far about the device.
What we still do not know is if the ATIV SE will make its debut packing Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, or if it will receive the update down the road. It would be reasonable to expect that pre-orders for the device would begin following an announcement at Build 2014.
1. AfterShock (Posts: 2947; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
If that was actually metal, they'd have a home run hit imo.
4. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
s2 rear back
looks like it is metal
7. akki20892 (Posts: 3651; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Looks like it is leather, BUT turns out fake.
9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2685; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
It's not metal. It's the same plastic design they used on the Ativ S last year to mimic the look of metal.
2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1053; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Over-priced phone on an over-priced network with a very unpopular OS.
3 strikes you're out.
3. brrunopt (Posts: 552; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
the back looks nice, but that front is horrendous..
11. JC557 (Posts: 1161; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Probably due to the logos but it looks no different from the S4. The speaker on the back looks like it could be a powerful little thing which would trump the Icon if true.
I kinda fell in love with the way the Icon felt in my hand and it's call quality is very good, volume and clarity-wise. The camera on the Icon is really good as well but we'll see how the camera on this Ativ fares once it's released.
5. twens (Posts: 699; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
The s5 with this looks could have been better.
8. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Why does Samsung release this if they aren't trying? This is literally just a Galaxy S4 with WP8 put on it, coming out around the same time as the S5. They did the same thing on Sprint last year with the Ativ S, it was an S3 with WP8 when the S4 just came out or was about to. At the very least, use the S5s tech instead of the S4s.
14. elitewolverine (Posts: 2046; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
probably their deal with google prevents such things as an s5 with wp8 on it.
13. Cyberchum (Posts: 275; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Would've been better without those logos, the one on the home autumn inclusive. Still better looking with a premium facade than their androi crops.
15. dorian827 (Posts: 130; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
I wouldnt purchase a Samsung anything anymore. Build quality is cheap and I hate the UI personally on Android.