At IFA in Berlin Samsung has introduced its first officially confirmed Windows Phone 8 device: the ATIV S. Hardware-wise the ATIV S is leagues ahead of what we’ve previously seen from Windows Phones, weighing in with an impressive 720p resolution and dual-core 1.5GHz processor.
The 8MP camera doesn’t sound particularly intriguing, nor does the front-facing 1.9MP shooter for video calls, but at least it doesn’t sound like Samsung is cutting any corners, either.
Some more specs we’re happy with are the 1GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of memory (depending on the model) and the inclusion of Corning Gorilla Glass 2, which should add a significant level of protection.
Unexpectedly, Samsung seems to have taken the aesthetic design somewhat seriously. Traditionally for its Windows Phones, Samsung has opted for a very straight-forward and plastic approach. The case of the ATIV S is brushed aluminium and comes in with a side-profile of just 8.8mm. There’s even a MicroSD slot for expanding the storage.
Unfortunately not too much else is known about what we can expect from Windows Phone 8 just yet other than what we’ve already covered previously. We’ll try to keep our eyes and ears open for more news as it becomes available.