Samsung ATIV S With Windows Phone 8 And 4.8-inch HD Display Unveiled At IFA 2012


Samsung ATIV S With Windows Phone 8 And 4.8-inch HD Display Unveiled At IFA 2012

Samsung ATIV S is world’s first smartphone running on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. ATIV S is based on a dual-core processor and sports a 4.8-inch display.

Yesterday, Samsung became world’s first phone maker to announce a smartphone running on Windows Phone 8.

Introduced at IFA 2012, during Samsung Mobile Unpacked event, Samsung ATIV S packs a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels) protected against scratches by Gorilla Glass coating.

The freshly-announced Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone is underpinned by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, helped by an Adreno 225 graphic chip. ATIV S comes with 1 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB available for data storage.

The Samsung ATIV S’ connectivity features are completed by a 3G modem with download speed of up to 7.2 Mbps, WiFi and NFC, while the 8 megapixel camera is capable of shooting videos in Full HD format at 30 frames per second. Now add a front-facing 1.9 megapixel camera and the specs list is almost complete.

In terms of design, Samsung have chosen to use a body case that reminds of its smartphones running on Android: a generous physical button positioned in the middle of the bottom end. It’s also worth mentioning that the South Korea-based phone maker will use aluminium for the case of ATIV S.

The new Samsung ATIV S measures 137.2×70.5×8.7 mm, while weighing in 135 grams, placing within the size and weight limits of the last-gen smartphones with 4.5+ inch displays.

Least, but not last, it’s easy to notice that ATIV is the new name chosen by Samsung for its devices running on Microsft’s Windows operating system.

For the time being, there’s no information available regarding the price tag of the new Windows Phone 8 Samsung smartphone, nor about its availability, but we will return with new details as soon as the South Koreans will make them public.

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