Samsung announces the Ativ S, its first Windows Phone 8 handset

Today at IFA, Samsung unveiled its new Ativ lineup of Windows 8 devices, which includes the Ativ S smartphone, the Ativ Tab, a Windows RT tablet and two convertible Windows 8 tablets. Of interest to mobile aficionados is the Ativ S, a high-end Windows Phone 8 handset.

The Ativ S has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280×720 resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera and a front 1.9-megapixel webcam. It also includes WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth and a microSD expansion. It runs Windows Phone 8 and will be one of the first devices to hit the market with Microsoft’s latest mobile OS.

According to PC Magazine, The Ativ S that Samsung unveiled is destined for European markets as it doesn’t support the LTE, CDMA and AWS bands of the US carriers. Most likely Samsung will release the Ativ S in Europe first and then modify the cellular radio for a US version that’ll debut shortly after it hits the ground overseas. Any looking forward to the upcoming crop of Windows Phone 8 devices?

[Via Microsoft and PC  Magazine]

  • Xavier Chatman

    I’m looking forward to test all of the devices

  • it’s HSPA+ only and not LTE, unfortunately. 🙁

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