Since Nokia is Microsoft’s new champion, creating handsets running Windows Phone-powered handsets such as the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900, you’d expect the Finnish firm to be the first to launch hardware running the latest Windows Phone 8. However, this isn’t the case. Samsung has beaten them to the punch launching the Ativ S at IFA 2012.
The Ativ S sports a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED 720p display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon ducal-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal memory, microSD support, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, and NFC. It is 137.2mm high, 70.5mm wide, 8.7mm thick, and weighs 135g. It runs the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone 8.
Unfortunately, Samsung has not mentioned how much the handset will cost or when it will be available. You can expect it, however, to launch around October when the Redmond firm officially launches Windows 8.
Interested to know more on the Windows Phone 8-powered Samsung Ativ S? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.