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.
Yea we do need 2Gb, especially for phones running any OS made by Microsoft
This SoC is also what drives the Touchpad.
See? Mindless generalization is fun!