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

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.

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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19 Comments

1. ˇಠ_ಠˇ

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Looks good!

9. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

looks better than the GS3 to be precise

2. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Pretty good specs .. but more interested in Windows phones from Nokia rather than Samsung .. Bring out the beast please .. I mean Note-II

3. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

19. Rocksteady unregistered

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

4. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Me gustaaaaaaaaa

5. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

impressive sammy

6. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

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

16. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

7. J1919

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

This is like the S3 design done right.

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Agreed

8. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

brushed aluminum or plastic ?

10. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Don't worry sammy will give u worst quality available

12. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

13. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Don't worry sammy will give u worst quality available

14. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Don't worry sammy will give u worst quality available

15. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

18. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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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