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Samsung Ativ S May be Delayed to 2013

By - Source: SamMobile | B 8 comments

Device was initially scheduled to launch in mid-November.

Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 in the form of the Ativ S may be the subject of a further delay.

SamMobile suggests that, in Europe at least, the Ativ S may launch sometime during 2013. Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 device was due to launch during mid-November, but a current release date is unknown.

For the Ativ S, Samsung swapped the Exynos 4412 quad-core system-on-chip for a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 model clocked at 1.5Ghz, accompanied by an Adreno 225 GPU.

General technical specifications are similar to the Galaxy S3, with the Ativ S featuring 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB onboard storage, support for NFC, a microSD card slot and a 2,300mAh battery.

The smartphone also sports a 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and a front facing 1.9-megapixel camera. Its screen, meanwhile, is a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1,280 x 720 resolution covered with Gorilla Glass 2.

 

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    Yrusoad , November 28, 2012 4:26 AM
    I want a phone that runs Windows RT.
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    kensingtron , November 28, 2012 4:46 AM
    I've played with this phone. Anyone have any questions?
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    ojas , November 28, 2012 6:20 AM
    kensingtronI've played with this phone. Anyone have any questions?

    Yeah, can it run Crysis? :p 

    On a more serious note, the obvious, is it good? Compared to the Lumia 920/820 HTC 8X/8S?
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    ojas , November 28, 2012 6:22 AM
    spaceballswith 12Gb of memory already used....? no thanks

    12Gb is only 1.39 GiB so i don't know what you're complaining about.
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    snotling , November 28, 2012 11:32 AM
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    a 2,300mAh battery.


    Finally, a windows phone with a battery in it!
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    izmanq , November 28, 2012 12:31 PM
    why samsung selling win8 phone, only helping fragmenting the market, while samsung position in current mobile market is already strong with android phone :|
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    bigdragon , November 28, 2012 2:52 PM
    What is with all these Samsung delays? I've been trying to get my hands on a Samsung ATIV 700T and have had no luck despite reading that it released on October 26th. It seems to be very hard to get Windows-based electronics out of Samsung. Not a good sign for Microsoft.
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    kensingtron , November 28, 2012 7:37 PM
    ojasYeah, can it run Crysis? On a more serious note, the obvious, is it good? Compared to the Lumia 920/820 HTC 8X/8S?


    1. I did not have that bench to test, although some guys are making a 32 bit converter for arms processors so we may yet find out. You may get 1 fps.

    2. Aesthetically it looks a little more professional (in my opinion), the others look more fun with there fun colours. I think the biggest factors for me is the replaceable battery and micro SD card. Form factor wise it's almost identical to the SIII, I think it looks just a little slicker though with the speaker slice at the back. Weight is also about the same as the SIII which is about 50g lighter than the Lumia, some people like lighter others heavier...