After unveiling a range of Android-gadgets, Samsung –- at IFA 2012 trade show — took to the stage in Berlin to showcase its new Windows 8 product lineup. As expected, the company revealed the rumored Windows Phone 8 device for the masses. Dubbed Samsung ATIV S, the new Microsoft-sanctioned handset appears to be a Galaxy S3 running the latest Windows Phone 8 OS.
Featuring a raised Windows button in the bottom center — similar to the hardware button on the GS3 — the Samsung ATIV S is being called “the world’s first Windows Phone 8 device.” Of course, this is the first device running Microsoft’s latest mobile OS, as Nokia hasn’t yet made an appearance for what it was rumored. So at the time being, folks over at Nokia – of course – need to consider their thunder stolen.
Moving on, the new ATIV (Ah-TEEV, not EYY-tiv) S smartphone is “Vita” in reverse meaning “life” in Latin. But who cares, right? Anyways, head over down for the following key specifications of the device.
Samsung ATIV S Features and Specs:
- 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display
- 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor
- Windows Phone 8 operating system
- 1GB of RAM
- 8MP rear snapper with LED flash and auto-focus
- 1.9MP front-facing shooter
- 3.5mm Ear Jack
- Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
- Huge Li-ion 2,300mAh battery
- 16GB/32GB storage versions
- MicroSD card for storage expansion (SDXC support)
- Measures at 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm, and weighs 135g only
Featuring brushed aluminum body, at 8.7mm, it’s also reasonably thin. The device reportedly was exposed by Microsoft in a blog post right before the main IFA event showed it off. More images are below. No words on pricing and launch date yet. Though, we suspect Sammy to reveal the things soon after awhile. Stay tuned.