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Samsung Ativ S leaks – high-end WP8 smartphone with HD display and dual-core processor

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Samsung Ativ S leaks – high-end WP8 smartphone with HD display and dual-core processor
Remember the couple of new trademarks that Samsung was discovered to have registered not long ago? Yeah, it turns out they really are meant for the company's new lineup of Windows-based hardware. In fact, the smartphone that you see in the picture is said to be the Samsung Ativ S, which will run Windows Phone 8 and look quite a lot like the Galaxy S III flagship.

According to the source of this leak, we are dealing with a high-end WP8 handset powered by a 1.5GHz processor and flaunting a huge, 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. The main camera is allegedly of 8 megapixels, and a 1.9MP front-facing shooter resides above its screen. Not bad, Samsung, not bad.

Samsung Ativ S leaks – high-end WP8 smartphone with HD display and dual-core processor
Now, you are probably wondering whether the Samsung Ativ S will be unveiled officially at today's Unpacked event, yet sadly, we aren't really sure. Something tells us that Nokia, being Microsoft's devoted partner, must have been given the privilege to announce Windows Phone 8 smartphones before any other manufacturer, yet on the other hand, an announcement of the Ativ S tonight is not out of the question at all. Oh well, guess we'll know more on the matter later tonight. The Samsung Unpacked event kicks off in minutes, so stay tuned for our coverage!

source: The Verge

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:45 3

1. ˇಠ_ಠˇ (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Looks good!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:01 4

9. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


looks better than the GS3 to be precise

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:45 4

2. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Pretty good specs .. but more interested in Windows phones from Nokia rather than Samsung ..

Bring out the beast please .. I mean Note-II

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:47

3. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 349; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


My Nokia Lumia 710 looks better than these design...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:23 1

19. Rocksteady (unregistered)


I was reading the comments while I was being logged off.
I logged in especially to thumb you down.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:50 2

4. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Me gustaaaaaaaaa

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:52 2

5. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


impressive sammy

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:53 2

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


Looks nice, I like the new WP8 layout. Samsung needs to mix up their phone designs though.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:08

16. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Maybe they are going for the uniform look, so you can tell its a Samsung phone irrespective of the Operating System, while each phone hold its own uniqueness but overall look is the same or similar.

Just saying. Which I think it's not a bad idea. In my own opinion that could be a good direction.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:53 3

7. J1919 (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


This is like the S3 design done right.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:04 2

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


Agreed

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:57 2

8. McJobs (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


brushed aluminum or plastic ?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:03 3

10. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 349; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Don't worry sammy will give u worst quality available

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:04 1

12. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Why do that to yourself? It's a Samsung, so plastic all around

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:05 1

13. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 349; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Don't worry sammy will give u worst quality available

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:05 1

14. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 349; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Don't worry sammy will give u worst quality available

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:24

17. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


it's brushed alu
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2012/08/29/this-is-the-samsung-ativ-s-the-first-of-many-amazing-windows-phone-8-devices-coming-this-year.aspx

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:05

15. snowgator (Posts: 3249; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay, I am sure I can get used to the lame name. I am giving WP 8 first crack for my business before any other OS, and Samsung gets first crack at being my manufacturer of choice. My Focus S has been flawless.

I am really excited for this. Why NOT announce tonight? If Nokia gets to be the first "hands on" devices at the WP 8 announcement alongside Microsoft, than no harm, no foul. It's not like WP8 is a secret, and if Sammy shows the devices but doesn't show them off running WP8 but just brags on specs, Nokia still gets their day in the sun.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:13

18. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1102; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Folks it has a look too much like the Iphone to me and might get canned because of this. I know Microsoft would jump up into's Samsung's face to tell them to get right.
because Microsoft wont have it's smart phones caught up in a patent design infringement.Specs wise this Smart phone is what windows smart phones needed all along to be more competitive in the market place. now people can buy a Samsung windows smart phone and know that the wont have second class Hardware.

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