If you’re interested in trying out Windows Phone 8 but are a little put-off by the loud colors that the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Phone 8X are available in, then you may want to check out Samsung’s Windows Phone 8 device — the ATIV S.
A quick glance at the Samsung ATIV S will immediately reveal its design similarities with the Galaxy S3. Yugatech notes that the device “features a lot of design elements that are also found in the Galaxy S III like the unique Titanium Gray color scheme and the brushed metal effect on the back.” It’s not really that surprising, considering that the ATIV S is meant to be the Galaxy S3’s Windows Phone 8 counterpart. This means that you’ll also be getting premium specs with the device. Check them out:
- 4.8? Super AMOLED HD display @ 720 x 1280 pixels, 306 ppi
- 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor
- Adreno 225
- 16GB, 32GB internal storage (micro SD support)
- 1 GB RAM
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
- 8 megapixel autofocus camera, LED flash
- 1080p video recording and playback
- 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, 720p @ 30fps
- GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
- Windows Phone 8
- 135 g (weight)
- 132.7 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm (dimensions)
According to reports, the Samsung ATIV S will be available in the Philippines this December, just in time for people looking for the perfect stocking stuffer, and will retail for around Php 25,000 or around $607.
We’ll keep an eye on release schedules and pricing for other territories. Be sure to check back for more news on the Samsung ATIV S!
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