Samsung Windows 8 & WP8 Ativ devices announced

During IFA 2012 in Berlin, Samsung has announced their new Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 based Ativ devices including smartphones, tablets and Smart PCs with the Samsung Ativ Smart PC, Ativ Smart PC Pro, the Samsung Ativ Tab, and the Windows Phone 8 Samsung Ativ S smartphone.

Samsung has revealed a few details on each of the new Ativ devices, so let’s kick things off with that Samsung Ativ S smartphone, a handset that offers the user a 4.8-inch HS Super AMOLED touch screen, is powered by a 1.5GHz dual core processor, has HSPA+ connectivity and of course runs the Windows Phone 8 operating system, and according to Samsung has a ‘stunning hairline design.’

The smartphone also sports an 8 megapixel rear facing auto-focus camera with LED flash, along with a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera, 1080p video, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, A-GPS, 1GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal memory, microSD expansion, a 2300mAh battery, and measures 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7mm with a weight of 135 grams.

The Samsung Ativ Tab is a 10.1-inch Windows RT slate with a USB port and uHDMI port, along with an 8200mAh battery, is 8.9mm thick with a weight of 570 grams, and has been designed with a hairline finish, and instantly boots up without lag whilst coming with Microsoft Home Office and Student 2013 RT preview, and sports a 1.5Ghz dual; core processor along with a 5 megapixel rear facing camera with flash, and a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera.

When it comes to the Windows 8 Samsung Ativ Smart PC and Smart PC Pro, they are both 11.6-inch full HD LCD devices that can switch between a notebook PC and tablet PC via their detachable keyboards, and both devices come with the S Pen stylus along with being preloaded with S Note.

The Ativ Smart PC is 9.9mm thick whilst the Smart PC Pro is 11.9mm, with the Smart PC sporting the next generation Intel Atom processor, and the Smart PC Pro sports the Intel Core i5 processor. The Smart PC sports an 8 megapixel rear facing camera with flash and a 2 megapixel front facing camera, whilst the Smart PC Pro sports a 5 megapixel rear facing camera along with a 2 megapixel front facing snapper.

Unfortunately though Samsung hasn’t revealed just when these new Ativ Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices will become available, and haven’t stated any expected price tags.


One thought on “Samsung Windows 8 & WP8 Ativ devices announced”

  1. StoryFirst says:

    Being a windows phone user (and loving it) I am looking forward to more high-end phones coming out for W8. That has been the major flaw with the windows smart phone concept; they have all been mid-range phones thus far. W8 phones may not take over the Android or iPhone market but they certainly deserve more positive attention than they are getting. From Windows phone 6 to 8 – what a marked improvement and evolution!

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