Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 announced

Samsung is officially the first out of the gate with it’s Windows Phone 8 handset announcement today at IFA in Berlin.  The Samsung ATIV S (also known as the SGH-T899) is the first Windows Phone 8 phone to be publicly unveiled and sure enough it doesn’t disappointed as this is essentially the WP8 version of the current best Android handsets, the Galaxy SII. The hardware is for the most part identical to the US LTE variant of the SII so you will find a gigantic 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED (720P) display powered by a Qualcomm S4 Plus SOC clocked at 1.5Ghz (with the Adreno 225 GPU), 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, Micro-SD expansion Slot, NFC, an 8Mpix rear facing camera and a 1.9 FF cam. All in a 8.7mm thick package. Last but not least, the Samsung ATIV S will pack a relatively generous 2300Mha battery. Check out more pictures after the break:

Here’s the back of the phone with it’s 8MP camera and brushed metal finish:

I’m not a big fan of the overall design but it does looks a lot more appealing than the Galaxy SIII in my humble opinion. The next picture compares the Samsung ATIV S thickness against older Samsung WP7 handsets (the ATIV S is the one of the far right):

We are finally getting powerful hardware coupled with Windows Phone. Next stop will be Nokia’s event on September 5th which will be even more interesting.

Here’s a message from Nokia to Samsung today after the Samsung ATIV S announcement:

source: Microsoft

  • Kevin Joel

    I like the rear Grille, but the rounded corner (which Apple sued them for) does not smoothen my fur.