Samsung Goes Windows 8 With ATIV S Devices
What is claimed to be the world’s first mobile phone powered by Windows Phone 8 arrived in IFA Berlin 2012, courtesy of Samsung’s ATIV S next wave of hardware range of products.
In its announcement during the South Korean company’s Mobile Unpacked event at IFA, Samsung unveiled this beautiful and powerhouse 4.8-inch phone that is sure to give users all the best reasons to do a wide-range of work and play options.
While sharing some similarity in looks with Samsung S III, the Samsung ATIV S phone sports a Super AMOLED touchscreen HD display made from Corning Gorilla Glass 2, which provides it with a durable yet lightweight finish.
ATIV S phone comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. Internally, ATIV S runs with 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, a 16 gigabyte of RAM, and a big 2,300Ah battery. Its internal storage gives users two choices of 16GB or 32GB space but the model still comes with a microSD slot for expandable storage. It is a 8.7mm-thick phone made of brushed aluminium chassis.
The ATIV tab, meanwhile, is a slim Windows RT tablet but measures 10.1 inches, which makes it a bigger slate than the iPad. Screen resolution is 1366 x 768 that is running in 1.5GHz dual-core processor in lieu of Sammy’s quad-core. This tab also comes with HDMI and USB and the device is light at only 1.2 lbs.
The tab is also one of the very few gears around that is using the Snapdragon S4 Qualcomm processor, which claims to deliver “seamless integration and collaboration between hardware, software, and services.”
With ATIV tab, Samsung is aiming for more budget-conscious consumers. ATIV tab is expected to go head-to-head battle with Microsoft Surface PC range
No announcement yet of the exact date when the ATIV S phone and ta will reach Australia but Samsung says it is looking at fourth quarter of the current year. No pricing as well has been revealed.