ATIV S smartphone unveiledPublish date: 30 August 2012 by Hanleigh Daniels
It would appear as though previous reports stating that Samsung’s smartphone focus will shift to Android and Windows Phone 8 devices for the rest of this year were accurate. The Korean tech giant announced a number of new Android devices, as well as its very first Windows Phone 8 powered smartphone, at IFA 2012, currently underway in Berlin.
According to Microsoft’s official The Windows Blog, Samsung’s ATIV S smartphone features a brushed aluminum body that is only 8.7 mm thick, meaning it is almost as slender as the firm’s Galaxy S3 (8.6 mm). Like the S3, this device sports a huge 4.8" HD Super AMOLED display that is protected by tough-as-nails Corning Gorilla Glass.
Performance on this device should be snappy, thanks to a good dollop (1 GB) of RAM as well as its 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU, which is not quite as beefy as the S3’s 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4212 Quad
. Also onboard this smartphone is a 8 MP autofocus rear-facing camera as well as a 1.9 MP front-facing snapper for video calls and capturing self-portrait shots.
Users will have a choice between two storage options, 16 GB or 32 GB, and unlike Windows Phone Mango
, they will be able to expand upon this via the onboard MicroSD memory card slot. This mobile’s massive 2300 mAh battery (larger than the S3
’s 2100 mAh Li-Ion) should ensure a decent enough battery life as well.
Unfortunately no pricing or availability info has been released yet.
In related news, Samsung also recently unveiled
its new Chief Hero dual-SIM mobile phone, a GPRS smart dual-SIM phone designed for the budget buyers that will become available as of early September.