ATIV S Revealed As Samsung's First Windows Phone 8 Device
Samsung and Microsoft today showed of the ATIV S, the Korean hardware maker's first smartphone to run Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform. The ATIV S features a brushed aluminum chassis that measures 8.7mm thick. It has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 2 protecting it from scratches and breakage. The ATIV S is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, which is paired with 1GB of RAM. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, and HSPA+ in the 850/900/1900/2100MHz spectrum bands. Samsung hasn't announced a U.S.-specific version of this device yet. The ATIV S will come in 16GB or 32GB variants, and also supports microSD cards. The ATIV S has an 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus and flash, a 1.9-megapixel user-facing camera, and a 2,300mAh battery. The device has a physical Start button below the display, and is flanked by two capacitive buttons for the back and search functions. The device has a rounded profile, and even the buttons are made from aluminum and not plastic. Neither Samsung nor Microsoft said anything about the software features of the ATIV S.