Samsung’s 4.8″ Windows Phone 8 Device Revealed In Leaked Image

With Samsung’s IFA event taking place in just under 2 hours, we’re likely to get official confirmation on their upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices, but thanks to an anonymous source, The Verge is outing their upcoming ATIV S.

The 4.8″ smartphone caught our eye as the specs match up with the upcoming T-Mobile Windows Phone 8 LTE device from Samsung. It’s possible this isn’t T-Mobile’s upcoming device, but given that our most recent intel that called for the future T-Mobile device to feature a 4.8″ screen and here we are now staring an image of such a device, we’re making a loose connection.

The ATIV S features a 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and a 1.9-megapixel forward facing camera.

Samsung’s Unpacked event takes this afternoon, so hopefully we’ll find out everything we want to know about this device and hopefully a list of carriers it’ll arrive on.

The Verge

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  • LTEstyles

    Wow, beautiful..

  • Fernando

    Take my money Samsung, take it – take it. I will trade my sIII for these one

  • Buttons


  • randomnerd_number38

    Nice device. I’m looking forward to seeing what Windows Phone 8 is like. Heck, if a QWERTY device arrives at some point with good specs, maybe I’ll even get one. Gotta have my keyboard, though :)

  • Deadeye37

    If I was interested in Windows Phone 8, I’d be all over this device!  It looks s-e-x-x-y!

  • Mattcat03

    Look like Iphone again. Watch out here comes Apple lawsuit in the making.

    • oZ

      Looks like a Nokia, too, but Nokia isn’t litigating look and feel.

      • Guest911

        Coz Nokia and Windoes have a partnership? Or maybe coz Samsung might finally license properly? How dumb are you?

        • oZ

          Reading comprehension failure on your part, Mr. Guest. I’m saying a comment about looking like an iPhone is stupid, because it has rounded corners and is black. Nokia had design language like that before the iPhone (and didn’t look like an iPhone), but they certainly didn’t sue people who had a similar feel.

          I said nothing about Nokia’s partnership with Microsoft, or either of them partnering with Samsung. I’m saying that history shows that this isn’t an iPhone clone.

        • Guest911

          I think comprehension fail on your part ozzie boy. Nokia will litigate if its patents are encroached. Stop being a patsy for samsung.

        • oZ

          I’m a patsy for Nokia, joke’s on you.

  • oZ

    That looks great. I may be swayed to WP8.

  • ceegii63

    david can you please tell them to SHUT UP, TAKE MY MONEY AND MY SOUL!!!

  • Luis Carlos Diaz

    Really looking forward to WP8. I have the HTC Radar and I am very pleased with the phone and the software. 

  • Cybersedan

    I know this is basically a Galaxy S3 wrapped in Windows 8, but it’s a beautiful device like this that could tempt me to cross the line and give Windows Phone a try!!

  • scase66

    How about a Note 2 with Windows 8?

  • While you are all sitting there looking at this junk, the Note 2 has been leaked:

    • randomnerd_number38

       And while you’re looking at the pile of crap known as the Note 2, we’ve be discussing this phone. See? I can talk shit about your preferred handset too.

  • WOW, it’s about time…woohoo!  Go TMo, Go TMo

  • MarcusDW

    That looks irresistible especially now that Windows has a much improved Metro tile layout.  I will not rule out spending more than 5 minutes playing with one of these!

    • 21stNow

       I’m in a similar boat.  I would like to play with one for about 30 minutes (hey T-Mobile-make appointments), but I don’t know if I want to own this one.  I had a Lumia 900 now and don’t know if I want to continue down the Windows path.

      • MarcusDW

        There’s a Microsoft store in my area so I’ll be hanging out there once the phones and PC’s are out.

        I look forward to upgrade my W7 laptop to W8 though.

    • whiteiphoneproblems

      Windows Phone always looks cool, but whenever I play with one I’m turned off immediately by that “flipping tile” animation… :/

  • ogopogo

    Nice. Only problem is that it has rounded corners.

    • MarcusDW

      Come to think of it, it looks just like our GS2!!

      • pöjken

        Yup, and I’m tired of my GS2. Waiting for Nokia.

  • Myk

    My next kind of PHONE! 

  • MarcusDW

    There’s a camera button!!

    • pöjken

      It’s my understanding that Microsoft requires all WP phones to have a dedicated camera button.

      • MarcusDW


    • StickyIcky

      WP7 had this as well.  One of the small traits that WP7 actually received critical appraise for.

  • Juicbeox

    This is actually very nice. I’d highly consider this.

  • Mike in FL

    Ugh. That UI is so fugly…

  • achusaysblessyou

    Love the design of the phone, looks like my Sensation 4G (I think HTC has the prettiest phone designs/builds around). However, yeah wp8 on that high res screen looks to be a bit cluttered… I guess I’ll have to wait if this is enough to bring me from Android (fragmentation! bleh!) to WP (WP7 was good, but not good enough)

  • Dan Rubin


  • Mrgizzyrey

    Inb4 Apple sues

  • Danny

    Nice to see Sammy use materials other than plastic this time. 

    I tried Windows Phone 7.  It was okay but not ready for prime time.  Too many apps I like that were not available and not the apps multi-tasked correctly.  

    I am getting the new iPhone in Sept (hey it’s become our family tradition), but I will definitely try one of these come October.  I’m rooting for WP8 because to me Android has gotten to boring with thousands of devices more or less doing the same thing in a half hazard cluttered kind of way.  

    I loved how smooth Windows Phone 7 was but the devices left a lot to be desired.  Even the pretty Lumia 700 was too boxy and heavy to comfortably use while I’m on the road.  

    Hopefully Samsung can do this right.  The curved edges make larger displayed phones easier to navigate with one hand. 

    T-Mobile needs a winner.  They are going to lose their ass the next 2 quarters due to a lack of the iPhone.  They need a differentiating product that is high end in specs and appearance and may need to pull an exclusivity card.