Samsung Ativ S

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Samsung Ativ S
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ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SeriesSamsung ATIV
Compatible networks1700 MHz LTE (SGH-T899M); 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz; HSPA – 700, 800, 1,700, 1,900, 2,100 MHz
PredecessorSamsung Focus S
Samsung Omnia W
SuccessorSamsung ATIV SE
RelatedSamsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Omnia W
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions137.2 mm × 70.5 mm × 8.7 mm (5.40 in × 2.78 in × 0.34 in)
Mass135 g (4.8 oz)
Operating systemWindows Phone 8, upgradeable to Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1
CPU1.5 GHz dual-core Krait
GPUAdreno 225
MemoryGB RAM
Storage16 or 32 GB flash memory
Removable storagemicroSD (supports SDXC)
Battery2,300 mAh, 7.98 Wh, 3.8 V
Internal rechargeable li-ion
User replaceable
Data inputs
Rear camera
Front camera1.2 or 1.9 megapixels
OtherWi-Fi hotspot, AllShare, damage-resistant Gorilla Glass 2
References[1] Samsung Ativ S

The Samsung ATIV S is a touchscreen, slate smartphone manufactured by Samsung Electronics running the Windows Phone 8 operating system, upgradeable to Windows Phone 8.1. The ATIV S is Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 device, and one of the first devices under its ATIV series of Microsoft Windows-based products. It was shown at the IFA 2012 in Berlin and was the first Windows Phone 8 device to be officially unveiled,[2] ahead of the Nokia Lumia 920.

There are three variants of the ATIV S. All feature a 4.8-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 306ppi, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, near field communications, and support for HSPA+ networks. Specific variants include:[3]

  • GT-I8750 - the globalized version of the ATIV S, with a 1.9MP front-facing camera
  • GT-I8370 - a version specific to the UK, Canada and Singapore but with a 1.2MP front camera instead of 1.9MP
  • SGH-T899M - sold in Canada, equipped with 700 MHz LTE and Bluetooth 2.1 (downgraded from 3.0)

The ATIV S is available with 16 or 32 GB of internal storage with micro SDXC expansion[2] for up to an additional 128 GB or more. It further features a 2300mAh removable battery and a brushed-metal look of the battery door. Overall, the hardware is very similar to the Android-based Galaxy S III.[4]

A variant of the Samsung ATIV S, called the Samsung ATIV S Neo, was announced by Sprint on June 26, 2013 for a summer 2013 release, alongside the HTC 8XT. This phone's appearance is similar to the ATIV S, though has notable differences spec-wise, having 1.4 GHz processor speed, a 2000mAh battery, TFT LCD screen, and LTE connectivity.[5]

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  1. ^ Samsung Mobile (2 September 2012). "Samsung ATIV S Product Specifications". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Samsung unveils Ativ S, world's first Windows Phone 8 device". CNET. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  3. ^ Edmonds, Rich (13 March 2015). "Samsung ATIV S Review: the Windows Phone that could have been so much more". Windows Central. Mobile Nations. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Samsung ATIV S vs Samsung Galaxy S III (Video)". Pocketnow. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Sprint Plans Summer Launches for First Two Windows Phone 8 Smartphones to Feature Truly Unlimited 4G LTE: HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo" (Press release). Sprint. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.

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