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Launch of Samsung's Windows Phone 8, Ativ S Delayed To Decembers Last Week
(04-12-2012)
 
Launch of Samsung's Windows Phone 8, Ativ S Delayed To Decembers Last Week
 

Samsung launched world’s first Windows Phone 8, the Samsung Ativ S, smartphone earlier this year and was expected to enter the market way before HTC & Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 offering. However, now we are hearing that Windows Phone 8 powered Ativ S will be entering the market shelf in last week of December. After the HTC’s Windows Phone 8X, Nokia’s Lumia 920, HTC’s Windows Phone 8S, and Nokia’s Lumia 820 entering the market.

 

As per the latest reports coming in, it’s said that the Ativ S will be entering the market in week 52 of the year, which is last week of December. There also are chances of it being further delayed to January 2013 in the European market.

 

The Samsung Ativ S has the same display that we saw on Galaxy S III and the increasing popularity of Galaxy S III made them push the launch of Ativ S back. The other highlights of Ativ S include a 4.8-inch Gorilla Glass 2 Super AMOLED display having native resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, 1GB RAM, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait (MSM8960) processor, an 8MP autofocus camera on the rear with 1080p HD recording and LED flash, together with a 1.9MP camera on the front.

 

Running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8, the Samsung Ativ S will be available in 16 & 32GB storage variants. The connectivity features here include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n having DLNA & hotspot functionality, 3G (HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps), NFC, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, GLONASS and GPS with A-GPS, microUSB and stereo FM radio with RDS. The phone weighs 135 grams and is powered by a rather hefty 2,300mAh battery.

 

In terms of features and functionality, the Samsung Ativ S seems an impressive offering and hence the idea of delaying the launch is a sensible move, considering the fact that Samsung already has two flagship models -- the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy S III -- in the market.