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

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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9 Comments

1. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

3. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 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

4. kerell78us

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 10, 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

6. papss unregistered

He must have missed that bit of info :)

7. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 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

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7318; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

2. SamsungELITE unregistered

I'm definitely waiting for this phone

8. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

9. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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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