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Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8.1 handset to be the ATIV Core?

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Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8.1 handset to be the ATIV Core?
While Windows Phone 8.1 was officially announced by Microsoft this week, only Nokia presented new WP 8.1 hardware: the Lumia 930, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635. But other manufacturers should join the party soon. Take Samsung, for example, which is reportedly getting ready to introduce a mid-range Windows Phone 8.1 handset called ATIV Core.

According to Sam Mobile, the Samsung ATIV Core features a 4.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, an 8MP (or 13MP) rear camera, 1GB of RAM, and a 2,100 mAh battery. 

This is supposed to be the very first Windows Phone 8.1 device from Samsung. Unfortunately, there are no images to accompany this report, so we don’t know what the alleged ATIV Core looks like (what we’re seeing above is the older Samsung ATIV S).

Earlier today, Verizon revealed the Samsung ATIV SE - another new Windows Phone handset made by the South Korean company. However, this will be released with WP 8 on board (although it will certainly be updated to WP 8.1 after that).

There is no word on exactly when Samsung intends to launch the ATIV Core, and neither on what markets will get it. But we'll let you know when we find out.

source: Sam Mobile

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posted on 04 Apr 2014, 09:15 5

1. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

Really hoping HTC brings something to the WP game. Something like the One. Glad Samsung is still supporting us. I just wish they gave Windows Phone all of the color options the Android Galaxy line has.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 09:45

3. djcody (Posts: 146; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)

Samsung not going to do it in one reson called "fee for license" why they should feed cow who doesn't give milk, read money. license fee will kill a lot of profit, I'm sure they will wait for Microsoft to make move forward to change that, specially Samsung are set good with android. But you should never underestimate underdog ;) things can always change in other direction

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 09:55 2

4. kerell78us (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

That has already happened. Windows and Windows Phone OS is free for devices 9" and below. That was announced on the first day of //build/ 2014

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 10:11 1

6. papss (unregistered)

He must have missed that bit of info :)

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 18:22

7. djcody (Posts: 146; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)

Yes I missed that info, and I didn't pay attention to they "build 2014" conference. Now question is when Microsoft will bring back license fee ;) and trust me they will if progress happen

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 09:56

5. sgodsell (Posts: 4864; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

How can this article say Samsung's first Windows phone? Oh wait Windows phone 8.1. Okay because Samsung has been making WP devices even before Nokia which is now owned by Microsoft.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 09:31 1

2. SamsungELITE (unregistered)

I'm definitely waiting for this phone

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 11:26

8. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

microsoft no longer charges license fees for any touch screen devices with screens under 9 inches. Samsung has from the Beginning of the windows 7 series smart phones made a windows tile Ui smart phone some times 2 of them. Samsung is the best Android smart phone OEM. Windows smart phones are a secondary item to them. until Windows smart phones become more popular in the USA. I do not see them making a super spec Windows smart phone.

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 11:33

9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

the reason Microsoft cut making OEM's pay a fee to make smart phones. small 8 to 9 inch
tablet computers 1 to better compete with android which is free. 2=help OEM's make more profit and sell more Items so that microsoft can sell services to the Windows smart phone and small tablet owners. microsoft will succeed to some degree to make more money through these efforts

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