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Samsung ATIV S, the Windows Phone 8 version of the Galaxy S3

Monday, November 12, 2012 12:12
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Last week we get to see Samsung’s own Windows Phone 8 device, the ATIV S, which is going to be available by December.

Samsung ATIV S 1

At first glance, the Samsung ATIV S looks like the Galaxy S3 with a different color. To the untrained eye it has the same look, same thin bezel, same rounded body, same thin form, and even the same-sized button at the bottom center. It’s also as light as the Galaxy S3 with its 133g weight.

Samsung ATIV S 4

The ATIV S has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen to make sure those Windows live tiles pop up as you use it. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core Krait 1.5 GHz processor with 1GB RAM and 32GB storage. What’s good here unlike old Windows phones is that you will also get the benefit of a microSD slot.

Samsung ATIV S 2

Based on our short experience gaming with the phone, it felt like you’re already playing on a console with its smooth performance. Quite admirable really.

Samsung ATIV S 3

The back has a glossy brushed aluminum finish that looked like the Pebble Blue version of the Galaxy SIII but more metallic. This phone has the same 8-megapixel rear camera capable of 1080p video recording and a 1.9 megapixel front camera for HD video chats.

Samsung ATIV S 5

Samsung is expecting to release the ATIV S this December and they’re looking at a sub-P25k price.

Samsung ATIV S Specs:
4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display (720 x 1280), Gorilla Glass 2
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon, Dual-core Krait 1.5 GHz
Adreno 225 GPU
Microsoft Windows Phone 8
16/32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM, microSD support up to 32GB
8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash
1080p @ 30fps video recording
1.9 MP front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm
135 g
Li-ion 2,300 mAh
Pricing and availability to be announced


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