Samsung Unveils Windows Phone 8 ATIV S Smartphone

I have to say, no matter what your OS preference is, I really think the hardware Samsung is putting out with the ATIV S is seriously hot looking. Before you start cracking jokes about lawsuits, rounded corners, rectangles and Apple patents, just take a look at the design, it’s beautiful. How about the specs, do they match the design?

Inside the crazy-thin 8.7mm brushed aluminum chassis is a huge 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display made from Corning Gorilla Glass 2 (read: tough to break, but still light)and a rundown of killer specs: 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of onboard RAM, and an 8MP autofocus rear camera and 1.9MP front-facing camera. You’ll have the choice of two storage capacities – 16GB or 32GB – and both models have a MicroSD slot for expanded storage. Backing all of this up is a massive 2300mAh battery to keep you rocking all day.

Oh yeah, this thing is beautiful — and while the spec sheet is missing the necessary AWS bands to run on T-Mobile, it’s hardly the first time we’ve seen Samsung release an international device sans AWS and still had the device show up stateside on our Magenta. So, if you’re a Windows Phone 8 fan, there is no reason not to keep an eye on this device as the possible future LTE-ready Windows Phone 8 smartphone headed for T-Mobile store shelves later this year.

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  • Iucidium

    Check out the bloat on that motherf***er!

    • StickyIcky

      i noticed that too… a bunch of janky Sammie apps pre-installed. Barf.

      But then again, Nokia does it and is praised for it.  If Sammie actually developed some quality apps like Nokia did, then maybe not so much of a bad thing.

  • Kyoshiro82

    Looks like a….. SG II aka iPhone lol just kidding long live the Galaxy.

    • fsured

       I was actually about to say it looks like the SG II.

    • MarcusDW

      Looks like a lawsuit.

      • YoureProbADumbass

        so you’re saying if i have legal documents showing that apple and samsung copied my ideas before they even made their phones, i can sue their pants off?

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2HDMTMD46DFAJ6RHAYRZMRCOM WillP

           Got a patent for those ideas? If yes, suit it up.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2HDMTMD46DFAJ6RHAYRZMRCOM WillP

    Oh good lord, looks like an iPhone, until you turn it over.

  • Eanfoso

    An iPhone is tiny compared to thus display lol

  • FlyinUte

    I like the brushed aluminum, but I’m keeping my GSIII til Apple comes and takes it away.

  • Enzowned

    I like that it’s less plastic-y. Can’t stand the Galaxies, they look cheap with so much plastic. 

  • ceegii63

    does the iPhone have curved glass? coz that’s clearly the S3 glass on it

  • Gouv

    THis i’m actually excited about!!! go Microsoft!

  • achusaysblessyou

    Damn, that’s one nice looking phone, go WP8! And FINALLY Samsung releases a phone that looks it’s price… I’m sick and tired of their plastic phones that feel like toys… The SGS3 is way too light.

    • philyew

      This is only 2g heavier than the S3. It says the chassis is brushed aluminum, but does that include the back cover? If not, there really isn’t a lot to separate it from the S3 – other than the OS, of course. In fact, the S3 has a few superior specs. 

      The shape looks slightly less rounded than the S3, but that may actually make it more vulnerable to Apple’s injunctions in the long run, while the S3 has so far escaped the attack.

  • acerbic

    After owning a Vibrant with broken GPS and hardly any OS updates, I’d rather get the new Nokia but since the top model is again available only to #$@*! AT&T victims, I guess I’ll have to try this. Maybe Samsung can’t muck up WP as badly as they do Android…

    • Evan Carter44

      Didn’t Microsoft come out and say that they are changing how they update their phone? Before it was through the carriers but now it’s through the, in some way( like apple) ? I could be wrong or may have it backwards.

      • StickyIcky

        From what I read, the trade off is that one would not get the update automatically.  You would be notified, but then it would be up to the user to sync and install.  Much better than being at the mercy of the carriers if you ask me.

  • Dax

    Come to T-Mobile then shut up and take my money.

  • Dax

    Hey David the official press release says HSPA+42 connectivity.  Sounds like T-Mobile to me.

    http://wmpoweruser.com/official-samsung-active-s-press-release/

    • http://tmonews.com David

      It’s still miss the AWS bands and there are dozens of carriers outside the USA that use HSPA+, so it makes it more likely than not, but not definitive.

      • TMOTECH

        But we are moving HSPA+ 42 to 1900MHZ…. Just some food for thought.

  • 21stNow

    So, how do you pronounce this (I missed this part of Unpacked)?  Is it like the word “native” without the “n”, is it the letters sounded out, or is it “84″?

  • Bobblehead

    I am definitely INTERESTED… but I need to get hands-on with it in a store for a few minutes before plunking down my credit card… Then I will take great pleasure in destroying my TMobile G2x.  I don’t have the heart to even try to sell it to some poor unsuspecting soul.

  • rob

    More like a HTC lawsuit, look at the quality

    • bruce_leer0y

      Lol i thought the dame thing for a minute, but then i thought of the first galaxy and it looks alot like those

  • HeLLo

    WP8?.That POS will end up going nowhere just like WP7 did.No thanks I rather see BB10 than horrible WP.

    • Whiskers

      Please shared your meds or get off them.
      WP is one of the most stable OS you can have besides IOS.
      I won’t even comment on Android and it’s infested OS.

  • TMoFan

    Nice quality phone. I’m all for Android but I like to see diversity among smartphones.

  • Josue

    Not a WPM fan but it looks decent 

  • Dumbazz

    David, 
    Do you stand outside a homeless shelter or Walmart to attract people to your site?

  • Dumbazz

    I hope those of you who enjoy Windows phones enjoy this one. I think Windows is stepping up of their game. 

    Please ignore these mental defective retards who take Apple and Windows so personally that they sit around for hours on end (forgetting to take their psychotropic medication) posting on internet forums posting their hatred (mental instability) for a phuckin inanimate object. 

    These defects should have been sprayed onto a paper towel or gym sock instead of into their fathers sister. 

  • Dumbazz

    BTW you mental defects with what you think are witty retorts about Apple this and Apple that and, “OMG This looks like an apple phone hehehehehe”. 10000000000 other mental defects have already posted this same drivel  ad infinitum. Time to go outside, get out of your mom and dad’s basement, AND GET PHUCKIN LAID! 

    • Dumbazz

      What some of your defects fail to get is that we don’t need EVERY SINGLE POST here to break down into some childish, “I hate apple” lovefest. YOU ARENT FUNNY, WITTY, or anything else. At most you are a sperm who should dripped down her leg. 

  • needgoodQWERTY

    Did you really need 4 comments to get your contempt for the Apple commentators across, dumbazz? Lol

    • David

      Well they were all pretty brilliant. 

  • bruce_leer0y

    This looks amazing, cant wait to see what htc does considering tmobile is going to receive a mid ranged nokia version

  • nerdlust

    Interesting now since mobile flash in browser is dead I might have to check this out. I’m still good with my sensation. Can’t wait to compare.

  • GinaDee

    Since T-Mobile can’t get the iPhone they need to be at the forefront of the most powerful Windows Phone 8 devices in the market.  

    Let’s see if the powers that be miss the boat again and only opt for the cheapy models. 

  • MatthewMurawski

    That phone is beautiful and I love the specs that is my favorite Windows Phone. If I ever get one, this is the phone.

  • Chickenundermynails

    this is a nice looking phone :) Hopefully this comes t-mobile because t-mobile needs the diversity.

  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    i really like the windows physical button … the device overall looks great and i’m usually not a fan of Samsung design.

  • None

    I hate physical buttons!!  Never.  Ever.  Again.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V7NRHBLZKLH6P2YMQOEOD7HE6I Jeremy

    it looks better then the s3 please come to tmobile

  • Daniel

    If this comes to T-Mobile, I just might have found the phone getting me to switch from android (not completely, i’ll keep my gsII as a media device…)

  • jabtano

    I would love this device to replace my HD7 but there is nothing on T-MO that I like WP8 wise this device and the L920 fits the bill being a larger screen 16gig is not enough for me.Problem is waiting for T-MO to bring it in after ten years with t-mo this coming week I’m going to at&t and getting a L920 T-MO leaves us little choice they refuse to carry a high end WP8 device.