Although Samsung may be taking it on the chin at this time courtesy of Apple, the Korean phone maker is still busy with their new handsets. Today, the company has introduced the world to ATIV S which is their official first smartphone that runs on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system.
This device, which incidentally is Vita spelled backwards, is expected to be seen as a sign of confidence that Samsung is placing in Windows 8 on the mobile side. We have already heard about a pair of hybrid devices known as the Series 5 and Series 7 PCs and of course there is the Windows RT tablet. The introduction of ATIV now makes four Samsung mobile devices that make use of the Microsoft OS. Apart from being a Windows phone, the innards of the Samsung phone are fairly typical. Samsung has also confirmed that the device has been made for both “work and entertainment”, though isn’t that what most phones are for these days? The handset will support HSPA+ 42 networks like that found on the T-Mobile network, but there are no details on whether LTE support has also been thrown in. ATIV will also have a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and a 4.8-inch high definition Super AMOLED display. Rounding out the features include 1GB RAM, 16GB (or 32GB) storage space, a 1.9MP front facing camera, an 8MP LED flash rear camera, near field communication, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Glonass.
There are no details as to just when the official launch date of this device will be but suffice it to say that we shouldn’t expect it earlier then October 26th.