Samsung Announces World’s First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone, the ATIV S

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This is shocking. Despite the exclusive Nokia-Microsoft deal, Samsung has become the first company to officially unveil a Windows Phone 8 smartphone. To start-off, this is a decent smartphone with specs easily better than any Windows Phone smartphone right now.

Considering the smoothness that Windows platform offers, these specs of 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor with 1 GM of internal RAM will boost the the performance needs of ATIV S users.

See for yourself:

  • Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8 OS installed
  • 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 16 million colors
  • Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Thickness: 8.7mm
  • Weight: 137 grams
  • 1.5 Ghz dual-core Krait processor with Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4
  • 1 GB RAM with 16/32 GB expandable storage
  • 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash and 1080p Full HD video recording
  • 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass sensors
  • Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB v2.0, NFC, Wifi-Hotspot

Nokia is expected to release its Windows Phone 8 smartphones on September 5 where it might launch a ‘Pureview Lumia’. Still, you can’t deny the fact that the ATIV S is easily among the best smartphones right now.

No words on pricing of Samsung ATIV S revealed so far. Meanwhile, check below screens of the Windows 8 Phone:

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  • Ali Amjad

    very impressive phone, lets see how the WP8 competes with Android.

    • Waqar jani

      They Can’t till 2020. after that can’t say…!

      • Phone Geek

        Maybe you are right Waqar. Maybe Windows platform needs more time to evolve. Lets see :) I have been using Android for the last 2.5 years and I have seen huge improvement in it as well. I am also waiting for the next iPhone.

  • Qazi

    Iphone makes samsung angry….Now samsung will make iphone and all other companies shit

  • Gags

    Samsung won this time, let see what apple lovers say about it.

    • MaxTP

      Bhai aap se panga kon ly kya baat kr di hai apny wah.

  • GadgetGuru

    No one is a Samsung lover or apple lover. Its about ethics and morals.

    Samsung is a good company that unfortunately is trying to reap rewards of somebody else’s hard work.

    It does not own any technology, hence by copying others; it does not invest in R&D and innovation. It is an extremely unethical organization as was told by Mr. Omar Khan (Ex Samsung-Mobile Amercia Chief) in a recent speech.

    The cost of manufacturing Galaxy S3 is $125 and ideally it should have a retail price of $200 globally after including all marketing, sales, logistics cost and huge profits. But alas it charges $600 using someone elses software and putting in a copied interface that emulates the iOS in every way.

    • Phone Geek

      @GadgetGuru.. there is an apple fan boy in you! control it before it controls you!

    • Mr. Guru the iPhone build cost is $181.51 so that means they are also ripping us of!

      And if you fogetting Google and Micorosft does charge our of every Android hand sets and which Apple saves in any way.

      • Shahid Saleem

        — Mr. Guru the iPhone build cost is $181.51 so that means they are also ripping us of!

        What do you mean by ripping you off? No one forces you to buy an iphone. And besides, who are you to decide how much someone else should charge for a non-essential item? It’s their product, they can set whatever price they want to. And I will note that even at their high prices, people have not stopped buying their phones.

        — And if you fogetting Google and Micorosft does charge our of every Android hand sets and which Apple saves in any way.

        TOTAL BS. Show your evidence, please. How much does Samsung or HTC or Huawei give to Google for every phone they sell?

      • GadgetGuru

        Qazzafi… these days the iPhone 4 is costing apple less than $150 to make as economies of scale has got the price down.

        However you forget that it invests billions in R&D, design, patent protection, litigation and many other costs that Samsung doesn’t incur.

        Pricing a Rs. 20,000 Galaxy S3 which is made of cheap plastic and someone elses technology right down to the processor (ARM Cortex) is unbelievable.

        • Waqas

          Maybe you need an update, Apple the one that uses Samsung chips inside its iPhone and iPad, if you Google, you will know that many of the parts within the iPhone are sourced from Samsung, you may also want to research on where the ARM Cortex comes from, let me help use this: http://bit.ly/SYx6y9

          And please, the trial and the judgement is pathetic and heavily biased, the same was blown away in UK and Germany, where the judges advised Apple to grow up.

          Apple is trying to use the broken American patent system to patent a rectangle and a square for God sake! its laughable and upsetting at the same time. I bet now they with patent the alphabet “I”… oh wait they already have done that, see how stupid that sounds?

          And yeah, Apple truly invented ‘Slide to Unlock’ as well, oh wait… http://cdn.techpp.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/apple-slide-to-unlock.jpg

          • Waqas
            • MaxTP

              Buddy search again Apple is not using anything from Samsung in iPhone 5 and why everybody getting mad. We are just buyer of those products not the owner of companies. Don’t waste your efforts. This not going to help anybody.

              • Shahid Saleem

                — Buddy search again Apple is not using anything from Samsung in iPhone 5

                Until the iPhone 5 is actually released you cannot say that. You are relying on RUMOURS.

    • Zaiin

      I agree with you Guru. Android copied iOS GUI. Samsung copied iPhone design.

  • Nice phone by Samsung.
    Samsung smart phone are getting better than Nokia and Apple.

    Admin, Please correct a typo error it is no “GM” in fact “GB”
    “1.5 Ghz dual-core processor with 1 GM of internal RAM”

  • Munna

    Today ministry inQalaaBi Elaan that some P.C.O number band n ab apko poc se phone karte waqt NIC card ki copy dena hogi. Google ka new phone aane wala hai jo k cost 2 cost sale hoga means around 18000 jo k iphone 5 se muqable kelye araha hai so aram se betho.

  • Can you tell me the source of information?

  • JZEEK

    Its a good phone for windows 8 operating system but i think Android is way ahead of window phones so let see how well will it compete with android…

  • shafi

    ya afcourse bhai aaj ka jang paper front page dekhlo. jang.com.pk wahan detail news hai mene to just 2 point btayn hain.

  • Nokia Says this is just warm-up ,As a big event needs it.. and we say welcome to Samsung for coming back to windows plateform , The Next Lumia going to kick some serious A$$ .. Spaculations are there is going to be a pureview lumia ..Nokia is super cahrged this time ..so watchout for the real deal :)

  • Ya-sir PhD

    Folks, educate-yourselves

    Well it still month of august and v just celeb indpendnce day n eid too.
    Kudos, Pakistan turned Munafiqistan.

  • the great news

  • Hello,
    I wanted to correct you that its ‘Windows Phone 8’ powered smartphone not ‘Windows 8’ powered smartphone. :)
    Thank you,
    Asad

  • It has same buttons as android set has, now android can bring Microsoft to court :)