Samsung shows off Ativ S in official hands-on videos

Samsung has recently released two videos showing off the features of the highly anticipated Windows Phone 8 Ativ S. Those eagerly waiting for the handset can learn about the features of this handset from these videos before it hits shelves across the globe.

In the first video, Samsung shows off the body of the smartphone along with some of the highlighted features of the Ativ S. The video also previews some of its specifications such as the 8MP camera and microSD card slot. This video in summation is basically about the design and software of the Ativ S.


In the second video, Samsung talks about the social media and camera capabilities of the Ativ S. The video speaks about the People application and its ability to show a user the convenience of keeping tabs on all the people in their lives through all the various social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Speaking about the camera capabilities, Samsung states that accessing the camera is very convenient; it can be activated using the dedicated camera button at the side or by launching the camera tile. Samsung has also added a wide range of manual settings in the camera, which can be great for advanced users.


At the IFA 2012 event in August, Samsung had shown the world its Windows Phone 8 smartphone called the ATIV S. While the operating system that ATIV S runs on may be the biggest feature, the handset does come equipped with other features that set the bar for other Windows Phone devices. This smartphone features a 1.5GHz dual-core dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus Krait chipset, 1GB RAM and a large 2300 mAh battery that will last a considerable amount of time.

Here is a look at the highlighted features of the Samsung ATIV S:

  • 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels
  • GSM, HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, NFC
  • GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, microUSB v2.0
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 8 MP AF, LED flash with full HD video recording, 1.9MP front facing camera
  • 16GB, 32GB versions with expandable support up to 32GB via MicroSD card

Apart from these specifications, it will also feature sensors such as an accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.

Commenting on this smartphone from its Windows Phone stable, Samsung says, “Samsung ATIV S is a new smartphone for both work and entertainment featuring Windows Phone 8. ATIV S brings a stunning hairline design and high performance with a range of content-sharing and productivity options.”

At the announcement, Samsung’s Executive Vice President of IT Solutions Business, Seong Woo Nam said, “Samsung is delighted to introduce a wide portfolio of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8-powered devices. With our leadership in design and technology and Microsoft’s leadership in operating systems, together we are able to provide customers with a full range of ATIV devices for cross-category convergence.”

As far as availability of this smartphone is concerned, there are a few countries that will receive it in December while a mass rollout will take place in January, 2013.

Published Date: Dec 08, 2012 11:12 am | Updated Date: Dec 08, 2012 11:12 am