Samsung ATIV S WP8 announced with Specs

Finally, Samsung has become the first to announce a Windows Phone 8. Samsung announced its fist Windows Phone 8 device with powerful specs under the hood with a bunch of new features that was announced by Microsoft when Windows Phone 8 was announced.  Samsung announced the new device named Samsung Ativ S at the unpacked event in Berlin.

Certainly by its design, we can say it’s Windows Phone version of the Galaxy S II with a round corners. The Samsung ATIV S is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait processor  coupled with 1GB of RAM and sports a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display of HD resolution protected by  Gorilla Glass 2, 8MP snapper with auto-focus and LED flash and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing for your video call purposes.

The new Samsung Ativ S also features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3 and NFC and comes in two storage options that include 16GB with microSD card slot or 2GB built-in storage. The new smartphone gets its juice from a beefy 2,300mAh battery and measures 137.2 mm x 70.5 mm x 8.7 mm while weighing at 135 grams.

When it comes to pricing and release date of the new Samsung ATIV S, there hasn’t been any exact details, but the new Windows Phone 8 smartphone is expected to be released immediately after the officially release of Windows Phone 8 OS.

With the announcement of the new Windows Phone 8 smartphone, we could expect competition to intensify in the near future. Samsung will be competing with Nokia Lumia devices, when it comes to Windows Phone smartphones. Even though Nokia hasn’t announced any of its new devices running on Windows Phone 8, rumors suggest that a bunch devices are on its way and will be announced soon. If Nokia introduces its PureView technology with Lumia devices, it will give a tough time to Samsung in the market, and Nokia’s ClearBlack technology is also an advantage. If Nokia manages to outfit its Windows Phone 8 flagship with a screen of a standard RGB matrix, it will likely have the upper hand over Samsung’s offering. Anyway what do you think about the new Samsung Windows Phone 8 device ?.

Source: Samsung