Samsung Ativ S May be Delayed to 2013

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
    I want a phone that runs Windows RT.
  • kensingtron
    I've played with this phone. Anyone have any questions?
  • ojas
    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?