Samsung Ativ S officially launched with Windows Phone 8

The very first Windows Phone 8 smartphone will be released some time later this year in the form of the Samsung Ativ S, a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen-equipped handset that comes with dual cameras, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB models, and a 2,300 mAh battery. The casing, which boasts an 8.7mm thin profile, is made out of brushed aluminum. And the display hides behind a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass. The Samsung Ativ S will support external storage via microSD cards.

What Else You Need To Know

  • The processor in Samsung's Ativ S is none other than the Qualcomm Krait CPU.
  • The Samsung Ativ S, just like the recently announced Galaxy Note II, has been confirmed as on track for a release in Canada in the next few months.

Other sources

The Ativ moniker is the new brand name for Samsung's Windows devices and as the eagle-eyed among you will have notices, it is "Vita" in reverse meaning "life" in Latin. - Danny Brogan, Pocket-Lint  
Before you start cracking jokes about lawsuits, rounded corners, rectangles and Apple patents, just take a look at the design, it’s beautiful. - David Beren, TMoNews  
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