Samsung launches its first Windows Phone 8 device, the Ativ S, along with other Windows 8 products. The Samsung Ativ S is tailored for business-oriented people who also like to work and play at the same time.
The Ativ S is Samsung’s reply to HTC and Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 devices. The Ativ S has a lot of similarities with the Galaxy S III, mainly because it’s the Windows Phone counterpart of the Android powered device. It features a lot of design elements that are also found in the Galaxy S III like the unique Titanium Gray color scheme and the brushed metal effect on the back.
Samsung Ativ S specs:
4.8″ Super AMOLED HD display @ 720 x 1280 pixels, 306 ppi
1.5 Ghz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor
16GB, 32GB internal storage (micro SD support)
1 GB RAM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
8 megapixel autofocus camera, LED flash
1080p video recording and playback
1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, 720p @ 30fps
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
Windows Phone 8
135 g (weight)
132.7 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm (dimensions)
Samsung says that the suggested retail price will fall at around Php25,000. The device is expected to hit the shelves this December, just in time for the holiday season.