Samsung has announced world’s first Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system running smartphone , named Ativ S, at the IFA event in Berlin, Germany. The all new Samsung Ativ S features a 4.8-inch HD Super Amoled display and houses a dual-core mobile processor. This Windows Phone 8 smartphone also features Near Field Communications chip and also a memory expansion slot. Samsung will make Ativ S available after Microsoft officially announces the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Samsung Ativ S is a large touchscreen display bearing device with the odd model name which spells backwards as VITA. The Samsung ATIV S features a brushed aluminium chassis.
Its 4.8-inch HD Super Amoled touchscreen display has native 1280×720 pixel resolution. This display has been manufactured using Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology for greater strength and slimmer screen size.
Samsung has made Ativ S as thin as 8.7 mm and under this slim profile it houses a dual-core 1.5 GHz mobile processor. Samsung has packed 1 GB RAM which will be good enough to run several apps as well as the Windows Phone 8 mobile OS smoothly. This smartphone has a back built using brushed aluminium material and there is a speaker grill at the bottom.
At the back lies an 8 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash. This camera is capable of recording 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second easily. In the front lies a 1.9 megapixel camera with capability to perform video calls and chat. Samsung also claims that Ativ S can easily playback 1080p HD videos.
By default, the ATIV S will have Samsung ChatOn instant messaging service built in along with other Samsung Hubs (Music and Media). Some default apps will include Photo Editor, Mini Diary and app called Now for Daily Briefing.
Samsung will offer a distinct sharing feature called Family Store along with sharing over NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi with Tap+Send. The Ativ S also features Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi with WiFi Direct and WiFi Channel Bonding, accelerometer, gyroscopic sensor, geomagnetic sensor, proximity sensor, and the Near Field Communication support.
For location based services, Samsung has implemented GPS with A-GPS support and also GLONASS network support for more accurate position locking on the maps. By default this smartphone will be offered in 16 GB or 32 GB on-board storage versions and there is a micro SD card slot to accommodate up to 32 GB card. Weighing just 125 grams, Samsung Ativ S has a 2300 mAh Li-ion battery.
As of now, the company has not announced the pricing of this smartphone and it is fair to call the Ativ S the flagship Windows Phone 8 device of the company.