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Samsung Ativ S is official, becomes the first Windows Phone 8 handset

0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2012, 12:31 posted on

Well, that didn't take long. Only minutes after press images of it leaked on the web, the Samsung Ativ S was publicly unveiled during the Unpacked event that the company is hosting tonight in Berlin. What we have on our hands is the first officially announced smartphone powered by Windows Phone 8. And boy, isn't it a doozy!...

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:33 25

1. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Holy s**t. I may actually consider a Windows Phone...

Thank you Samsung! Figures my last Winmo phone ever would be the Omnia and then maybe Samsung is the one to get me back in the game...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:00 9

22. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well happy time starts today nokia reveals next week thats will bring more options HTC coming soon its gettting better now for wp8

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:05 3

26. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


So we were right, it's a GS3 running WP8. Sweet. Obviously a T-Mobile unit with the HSPA+ radio

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:30 2

34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yup, hspa+ 42 means its a krait. the big question is if its the standard krait or the pro. however, that's the upgraded HD screen, meaning RGB, not pentile, unless i completely missed something.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:17

48. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


i think krait pro is quad core, n this one is dual core

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 17:31

63. amish1512 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


yes its dual core cuz let me remind you that windows os (mobile os) doesn't support quad core but may be in future we will see soon.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:55 2

56. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


No, same screen as the SGSIII-4.8 " SuperAmoled, NOT a plus. Means pentile

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:04

59. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I think you missed somelthing: they said it´s the HD Super AMOLED display. If it was the RGB one Samsung calls it hte HD Super Amoled PLUS display.
So it´s exactly the S3 with windows in it.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:34

36. MeoCao (unregistered)


Looks like SS does not have very high expectation for WP8. Very low key presentation, just a few words and was drown in a sea of information. The real star of the night was Note 2.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:35 15

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Great Phone, This is your Galaxy 3 replacement

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:47

65. MeoCao (unregistered)


Will people pay 100 bucks more than GS3 for it?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:39 1

3. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


It's strange how only PA and WTB are stating this device as announced, rest all are showing a leaked/rumored status.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:40 4

5. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Correction, most of them are showing its official

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:56

20. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 551; Member since: 07 May 2012)


it has been anounced check engadget.com

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:39 12

4. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'll have to wait to what Nokia had to offer on the 5th of sept. nicely done Samsung.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:42 1

8. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Nokia may just bring up WP8 up from the Ativ

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:41 8

6. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Great design,looks luxurious cuz of clever choice of materials! Good job Samsung!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:41 9

7. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


this is a good phone, but if nokia's first wp8 phone comes with pureview, then it would definitely be the winner.......

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:31 2

35. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


it can be the last introduced wp8 phone too just has to be on 5th sep

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:30

67. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


if nokia's first wp8 phone comes with pureview, it will be really thick and a put off for folks not much interested in a mobile camera.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:06

68. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


it would be thick, but not as thick as the symbian version because they would give it a smaller camera and more effort

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:43 2

9. Bfrenz (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Build qualitty is a concern for me.. Waiting for Finnish unveil..

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:02 3

23. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


this phone has got a better build quality than the galaxy s3 and the note2.......this phone comes with a metallic body unlike those two, but yes, we can't say anything until the nokia's version is released

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:05

27. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lolz for me samsung is a defector always i no longer trust in their devices as i had issues with their 4 of different devices 2 moblies 1 camera 1 TV i go for nokia

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:57

57. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Haha, 2 phones, 1 tv for me and NO issues. My Nokia N97......big FAIL!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:33

66. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


why me no get bug free samsung device then thats not fair :(

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:43 5

10. Aeires (unregistered)


Love that metal back with the huge speaker. Samsung, make a Nexus phone like this one, please.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:37

38. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


I'll be selling my GNexus in a heartbeat! Samsung only uses metal on flagship WP and Bada, what a shame.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:44 8

11. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Careful there - round corners. ajajajaj

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:45 4

12. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Very nice phone, like the premium finishes, this aint exactly like all the other samsung devices surprisingly. I might actually consider switching OS//

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