Meet the Ativ S: Samsung’s Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone


We’re back from the Samsung launch, and we just had the chance to fiddle with Samsung’s newest Windows-powered smartphone—the Samsung Ativ S.

The Ativ S is a Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone that hosts a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB storage that’s still expandable via microSD.

Here’s a closer look at the Ativ S:

It’s fairly light and thin, weighing only 135g, and is only 8.7mm thin. Upfront you can see the 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen that lets you enjoy video playback in Full HD. The 1.9-megapixel secondary camera can be found on top of the screen,and at the bottom you’ll see the Windows button.

The 8-megapixel main camera and LED Flash, which can also take videos in Full HD, can be found at the back of the device. On top of the device is the 3.5mm standard audio jack where you can plug in your headphones.

The power button, microUSB port and volume rocker can be found on the sides of the device.

The Ativ S is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0-enabled. Additionally, the Ativ S comes pre-installed with MS Office and some Xbox games.

We were hinted at the launch that the Ativ S would be out in December with a retail price that will not exceed PHP 25,000.