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

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

The Samsung Ativ S is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and delivering all the eye-candy is its huge, 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. On its back you will find an 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, while a 1.9-megapixel front-facing shooter makes video chats over Skype or other VoIP clients possible. Furthermore, there is a microSD card slot for expanding the smartphone's 16 or 32GB on-board storage, and NFC for things like content sharing or mobile payments. Getting online is possible via the smartphone's 42Mbps HSPA+ radio. The 2,300mAh battery should pack enough juice to get you through the day. 

And that is what the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone is, folks! What do you think about it? Could Nokia possibly deliver something better next month? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: Samsung

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1. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 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...

22. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

48. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

63. amish1512

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 07, 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.

56. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

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

59. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

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.

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Great Phone, This is your Galaxy 3 replacement

65. MeoCao unregistered

Will people pay 100 bucks more than GS3 for it?

3. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

5. No_Nonsense unregistered

Correction, most of them are showing its official

20. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

it has been anounced check

4. redmd

Posts: 1947; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

8. No_Nonsense unregistered

Nokia may just bring up WP8 up from the Ativ

6. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

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

7. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

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

35. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

67. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

68. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

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

9. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

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

23. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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

27. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

57. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

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

66. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

10. Aeires unregistered

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

38. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

11. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Careful there - round corners. ajajajaj

12. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 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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