Samsung has jumped on the Windows Phone 8 bandwagon by introducing its own Windows smartphone named ATIV S.
The ATIV S was unveiled at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event, where Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was shown and took all the limelight. However, ATIV S is no pushover. The device is actually a phablet featuring an impressive 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for advanced protection.
The phablet consists of a Dual-core Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz processor by Qualcomm and features 1GB RAM. These specs place it among the best Windows Phone-based mobile devices. A primary 8MP rear camera is also part of the package making the ATIV S hard to beat. Other disclosed specs are – Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, microSD memory card slot, a secondary 1.9MP front camera, Samsung Hub, GPS and a powerful 2300mAh battery.
Apart from hardware specs, Samsung ATIV S boasts a sleek design as well. At only 8.7mm thin, it is one of the slimmest Windows Phone devices. According to Samsung Mobile Press, it will come in 16GB and 32GB memory variants.
Although, Samsung did not specify a release date for the phablet, it is expected that the device will hit markets around the world in Q4 this year, sometime after October 29 when Windows Phone 8 is rumoured to be launched officially. Samsung ATIV S is currently on display at the ongoing IFA 2012 exhibition in Berlin.