The ATIV S is the first device in Samsung’s line of Windows Phone products. It is the first smartphone to be unveiled that is running Windows Phone 8, the latest mobile OS from Microsoft.
The phone also has typical smartphone specs. Samsung says it’s designed for “work and entertainment,” with a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display. It has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, and it’ll be able to connect to HSPA+ 42 networks, though there is no word on LTE connectivity.
The ATIV S has an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash in back and a 1.9MP camera in front. It’s equipped with Bluetooth 3.0, NFC (near-field communication) along with assisted GPS.
It comes with either 16 or 32GB of storage. No information on availability, but it would have to be after Windows 8 launches on Oct. 26. A U.S. launch will probably come later.