Samsung ATIV SE for Verizon will arrive on April 18th, $599 full retail

Samsung ATIV SE for Verizon will arrive on April 18th, $599 full retail
Microsoft’s Build 2014 developer conference is just over a week away and there we should finally be able to learn all there is to know about the highly anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.

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.


source: WPCentral

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15 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

If that was actually metal, they'd have a home run hit imo.

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

s4 front s2 rear back looks like it is metal

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Note 3 Looks like it is leather, BUT turns out fake.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

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: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Over-priced phone on an over-priced network with a very unpopular OS. 3 strikes you're out.

3. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

the back looks nice, but that front is horrendous..

11. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

12. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

i'm talking of that hexagonal pattern

5. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The s5 with this looks could have been better.

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i agree

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

probably their deal with google prevents such things as an s5 with wp8 on it.

10. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

no thanks....

13. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 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: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

I wouldnt purchase a Samsung anything anymore. Build quality is cheap and I hate the UI personally on Android.

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