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Samsung Confirms Ativ S 2012 Launch

Although initial doubts tipped Samsung's Ativ S smartphone to be delayed until next year, the South Korean technology giant has confirmed that the handset will release before year's end.

Originally scheduled for a mid-November release upon its announcement at a Windows Phone 8 event during the latter stages of October, the Ativ S has been the subject of several delays.

"We've heard from HQ that the product will be available by the end of this year," a Samsung spokesperson told TechRadar. Unfortunately, the representative didn't divulge information regarding an exact Samsung Ativ S release date.

The Ativ S boasts 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB onboard storage, support for NFC, a microSD card slot and a 2,300mAh battery pack. It's powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 model clocked at 1.5Ghz, as well as an Adreno 225 GPU.

It also delivers a rear 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and a front facing 1.9-megapixel camera, while its 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display features a 1,280 x 720 resolution that's covered with Gorilla Glass 2.

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  • shine8210
    When do we get 2gb´s of RAM? Samsung step your game up and show me what your working with!
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  • soundping
    Nothing special about this phone.
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  • spookie
    shine8210When do we get 2gb´s of RAM? Samsung step your game up and show me what your working with!
    Yea we do need 2Gb, especially for phones running any OS made by Microsoft
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  • rpmrush
    It's just a ram neutered GS3 running WIN8. Old hardware touted as a new phone. Shame..shame Samsung..smdh
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  • Vladislaus
    rpmrushIt's just a ram neutered GS3 running WIN8. Old hardware touted as a new phone. Shame..shame Samsung..smdhHow can it be a GS3 if they use a different SoC? Also I didn't knew that the GS3 was old hardware.
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  • Thunderfox
    This is a snapdragon S3, the same SoC as a GS2. GS3 is an S4.

    This SoC is also what drives the Touchpad.
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  • lengcaifai
    Ativ S runs on msm8960 chipset and uses adreno 225, therefore it is S4...... wrong article information...
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  • darkchazz
    shine8210When do we get 2gb´s of RAM? Samsung step your game up and show me what your working with!Galaxy Note II has 2GB ram.... and also the Galaxy S3 with dual core krait on US carriers.
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  • Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer
    260511god, you are thick, get your head out of the sand, wp phones are known to be very light on resource, that's why they have generally lower hardware specs than the competition, because the system is highly optimized, even a single core wp7.5 are very responsive and fluent compared to lets say a quadcore android. you obviously have never used any windows phones, comparatively, android phones are very resource heavy and hardware dependent.And you've obviously never used a quad-core Android phone, if you're calling them unresponsive.

    See? Mindless generalization is fun!
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  • rpmrush
    It is outdated hardware. The next crop of phones that are releasing have quad core and 1080p screens. I don't mind that it only has 1 GB and the dual S4 works well, but if you're releasing a new phone..keep up. This is a GS3 to the T. Only difference is name and that it will run WIN8 and have 1GB less ram. Yes the GS3 is outdated. It's going for substantionally reduced to free price to make way for the new crop that's coming in---> Optimus G..Droid DNA
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