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Sep 3, 2012

Samsung's First Windows Phone 8 Handset, Samsung ATIV S

Last week, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung unveiled to the world its first handset powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform, the Samsung ATIV S.

Packing the latest technology inside, the new smartphone is expected to provide users with all they want from a handset, both software and hardware-wise. Samsung ATIV S was designed with a thin 8.7mm brushed aluminum body and with an impressive 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating. The phone’s internals were meant to impress as well, starting with the 1.5 GHz dual-core application processor that is complemented by 1GB of RAM. The new mobile phone will be released in two capacities, namely 16GB and 32GB, and will also enable users to add more storage via a microSD memory card slot. The new Windows Phone 8 smartphone includes an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, most probably with support for full HD video recording, and a 1.9MP camera on the front for making video calls.

Despite its large touchscreen, the phone feels light and easy to use, courtesy both of its thinness and of its bezel, designed as an oblong hemisphere. Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph explains that the bezel “bulges out slightly, then tapers more acutely to the back. This makes the ATIV extremely comfortable to hold and keeps your fingers off the screen when it’s in your hand.” The handset comes with some other small features aimed at impressing, such as a raised physical Windows button and aluminum speaker bar and buttons.

Samsung ATIV S is powered by a 2300mAh battery, expected to provide users with increased usage times. Running under Microsoft’s new mobile operating system, the ATIV S should be able to provide users with a great experience. No specific info on when the new mobile phone should arrive on shelves has been provided for the time being, or on its pricing. However, we should expect for all of these details to be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

Samsung ATIV S
Images credits to Microsoft


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