Samsung Ativ S launch pushed to December in some markets

Samsung Ativ S launch pushed to December in some markets
The Samsung Ativ S is the third option in the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem along with HTC’s Windows Phone 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 among others, but now it has been delayed. In the UK at least, Clove, one of the biggest local retailers has changed the release date for Samsung’s Windows Phone to December.

The Ativ S looked like a solid third option with a price right in between the more affordable HTC 8X and more expensive Lumia 920. It comes with a sturdy aluminum body, and all the usual Snapdragon inner works of a Windows Phone.

But was it for some local issues, or something else, Clove UK now announced that “first stock [is] delayed until week commencing December 10th.”

Let’s hope that it is just this retailer.

source: Clove via Coolsmartphone

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  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

More expensive Lumia 920? Think once again!! And what aluminium body? It's a FAUX FINISH.

2. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Lumia 920 off contract is priced higher than this and yes this has a faux finish. But this handset caters to the appeal of the busness-class folks with something with a more official finish rather than the coloful ones. Diversity is always good :)

6. MeoCao unregistered

I think SS is playing waiting game, they don't trust WP8. Ativ S is GS3 in disguise so SS shouldn't have any problem with its production.

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Sammy's probably just focusing on the iPhone beater Galaxy line, the demand is huge for the best smartphones on the market.

4. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

hmmmm am I the only one that thinks Sammy isnt releasing this yet until they see how well the 8X and 920 sell?right now to me this is just a concept phone

5. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Samsung always released "reliably excellent" hardware, with Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Note II, you knew that you were going to get some of the best hardware, with very innovative software this year round. No doubt that the Lumia is far more innovative, but its weight could very well be a deal breaker to a lot while the ATIV S has good results across the board.

7. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

is that a windows logo on the home button?

8. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I haven't even heard of US availability... The VZW variant Odyssey comes in December as well (and I do not think it will be an Ativ S relabeled; it will probably be a different phone). But the Ativ will be released. Just a waiting game.

9. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

You must wait for every Windows Phone handset at least 2 months, always with Windows Phone's, look at Apple, they release the iPhone a few weeks after announcement and after one month it is availble all over the world (i'm not a ifan,i never will be, hate Apple). Same with Android handsets (Samsung, HTC, LG and others, how fast do these handsets ship all over the world?! :) This is the most irritating aspect for Windows Phone's, not even a announcement for a cyan Nokia Lumia 920 and not even a launch date in Europe, and what a price -_- wish i life in US ...

10. mikkybukky

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Samsung is not releasing the Ativ S because they don't want consumer to confuse it with galaxy s3. They want to sell more galaxy line to compete with iPhone and lumia

11. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

that's a smaller note 2 in WP 8

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