Samsung Ativ S delayed again, coming in the last week of 2012

Samsung Ativ S delayed again, coming in the last week of 2012
The Windows Phone 8 platform already has its two poster children - the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 920, but the third one has been delayed over and over, and now - again. The Samsung Ativ S, the third Windows Phone 8-based device, has been pushed and it is now expected to ship only in the last week of 2012.

Obviously, however, this delay refers to a wider availability. Some etailers like Expansys are already offering the device and listing it as available and shipping within 5 days, and British retailer Clove says the Ativ S is coming December 10th. But a wider availability in some markets like Europe might be pushed even further into January 2013.

The Ativ S is the first Windows Phone 8 device to come with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display. It could well be the case that the huge demand for Samsung’s Android flagship, the Galaxy S III, is pushing the boundaries of available Super AMOLED panels, and that’s what’s causing the delays, but we are only speculating here.

The Samsung Ativ S features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera, all packaged into a neat brushed aluminum body.

source: SamMobile

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1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

who wants to bet that since Sprint decided they will support WP8 in the first half of next year that they will be the ones to debut the ativ S here?

8. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

No one interested in your bet. L920 is the iconic device and others will just lie down in the shadows.

12. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Not everyone wants a tonne of brick in their pockets, a lot of people out there are waititng for the ativs s with its superior Amoled display, super light weight with premium finish, LED notification etc

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lmao you know your scraping the barrel when you try trolling and all you can think of is ''LED notification'' and following the crowd with the 920's weight is an issue lol if you cant lift it your in serious trouble

14. tbar

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 18, 2010

I have had Samsung AMOLED screens. I now have the Nokia 920. The screen on the Nokia is the best I've ever used in bright sunlight. It is easy to see. I can't say the same for my Galaxy Note. As far as the weight, it doesn't weigh any more than an iPhone in a case and most people I see with iPhones have cases on them. The weight issue is WAY overblown.

17. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Goodness me stop lying, that phone weighs a tonne, its way heavier than iphone with a case, its very thick again dont know for what reason, very old fashioned. Galaxy note 2 screen is way better, just go and compare in the shops, LCD is an old technology and amoled is way ahead plus is the future, deep black brilliant contrast, and dnie colour modes. That Nokia will be bulging in your pockets, will be hilarious on the streets

18. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Screen is a matter of individual taste. Like for me the oversaturated AMOLEDs are inferior to the pleasant LCDs. Also they consume less energy than the AMOLEDs, while displaying whites. You have to admit, white is the most dominant while browsing. Again you're whining about the weight and only you stating that iPhone + case < Lumia doesn't make difference. Lot of reviewers have admitted the fact. Think of Lumia as a phone + sturdy case molded together. lmao, LCD and AMOLED techs go in parallel. AMOLEDs won't ever kill LCDs. Even iPhone 5 uses LCD. Don't be so ignorant, go study and then comment instead of being biased fanboy.

20. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Yeah right AMOLED is the future mate, LCD is old and everyone knows that, do you think i regard iphone 5 screen as superior, hell no!, we dont only browse on our phones, a smartphone has multiple functionality and Super Amoled trumps LCD in every aspect ok, Amoled is much more battery efficient because it doesnt need backlight to illuminate colours. It seems you dont know anything about tech, go and research please. Yeah the phone weighs like a tonne of bricks, once you pick it up, you may think twiice about buying that heavy rock, and why is it so fat as well?

21. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Found my joke of the day xD lmao telling me to do research... And if you think AMOLED beats LCD in every aspect, then I can't help to say, you are living in a fish tank. AMOLED ---- LCD Best contrast ----- Not the best contrast Oversaturated colors ----- Natural colors Less bright ----- Higher brightness Burn-in effect ----- No burn-in like AMOLEDs Degrades quicker ----- No problem Consumes less energy for blacks, too much for whites ----- consumes equal energy for every color Do you know Droid DNA's full HD display? Everybody thought that the small battery will kill the phone, but it really offers good life. Because of the display. and it uses LCD. Have heard of IGZO displays? They are the future of displays in 2013. This is still LCD. Telling me to research lol... I never talk out of fanboyism.

22. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Give it up Nokia/LCD fan, LCD is just a glorified CRT, its gonna be obselete anytime soon, OLED is the new tecnology everyone is clamoring for now, LG, Samsung, Sony are all gearing up into OLED technology into 2013. AMOLED can emulate all LCD colour presentation, but LCD doesnt come even close to what AMOLED can do, vivid colours, infinty blacks, much better screen response time, slimmer, less power consumption, flexible, the benefit are just endless. The phone with the best battery life is Motorola and has an AMOLED display so STFU ok. That phone Nokia 920 is thick and fat and nobody wants it, keep on dreaming

19. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

you're gay!!! whining on a 185g phone!! lol..haven't held 5110 before? a bottle of water perhaps? really hate why american reviewer whine over the weight of lumia 920!! and thats only american reviewers, while european, they are ok with it! and its worth its weight... some people even think that the 808 PV weight more than lumia 920 which is kinda odd coz 808 PV only weights 165g! stop whining.. if you love your crapsung that much... let it be.. and we dont care! samsung is just called king coz it ruled the android empire..but the real king of smartphones is nokia.. i bet if nokia will make android, everyone will jump on nokia phones in no time!! and samsung will be forgotten! i mean samsung cant overthrow nokia before, even without android..coz they know nokia! the best in software and hardware... while its reign now is just not that great...coz its all thanks to android! without android, samsung is nothing!

23. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

I assume you are a lady :) anyway good that you like the completely normal phone.. at least you should be there to buy the ativ s nah.. Weight doesnt matter, everyone says that they get used to it so easily and not bugging, thickness is because of the amazing camera sensor.. And you should know if you want amoled with deep blacks, its Nokia clear black on amoled.. I got mine, its super awesome.. In my opinion L920 has a better screen than your note 2 :P L920 has better resolution, way higher pixel density which means better still.. and Puremotion tech of Nokia.. There must have been some reason to use a LCD instead of amoled.. anyway still reviews say that the screen is awesome.. Well, buy the galaxy s3 dummy if you really want,

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, well, well, Samsung went a l'le too ahead wanting to compete with the release dates of other WP8 flagships. The first one to announce but the last one to release...

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It was going to be a hard sell anyway, Samsung should've gone for a more radical design, since that's what attract the Microsoft masses.

6. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

think of a pre Android Samsung phone. oh I can't imagine a thing. they all look...

4. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

May be they are just giving head start to other WP8 phones.

5. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

but with nokia playing the main role for wp8 right now thats a stupid move for samsung, they wont dominate this market like android

7. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

it won't sell as much as the S3. as far I knew people tend to think WP=Nokia.

9. cheeseaddict

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

dead on arrival! lumia 920 ftw!!! maybe samsung is just saying it and at the later part will pull out the handset

10. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Oh its okay even if this launches in 2013 =P If WP its Nokia.. What matters is already here..

11. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Not sure why everyone is worried. WP8 will have a while second wave of devices. The ATIV can just bridge the gap. If Samsung is serious about WP (big if) and supports it, it will be fine and profitable.

15. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol...who will want this crap? samsung is ruler in android and thats it! they cant do the same thing in WP especally the real king is in there!

16. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

It just doesn't matter. People will choose other two wp phones cause they are iconic and awesome. But Ativ S is just not there.

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