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  1. HeyCori's Avatar
    Nice guts.

    Horrible chassis.

    Forgive my heresy, but that is not an attractive phone, IMO. And considering Samsung's previous efforts, I wouldn't be surprised if the specs were the bare minimal they could get away with. If Samsung wants to win me back as a customer then they will have to create more unique apps that truly challenges the Nokia ecosystem.
    08-29-2012 03:45 PM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    I think it's a great looking phone. I expect them to sell a bunch.

    Sure, it still has a very standard Samsung look to it, but it's worked for them so far.

    It looks like we're going to gave a lot of great products to choose from.
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    08-29-2012 03:56 PM
  3. Winterfang's Avatar
    I overall agree but give them points for finally using real metal instead of brushed aluminum-looking plastic. The overall "rounded rectangle" shape combined with the metal case remind me of my last Windows Mobile phone, the LG Quantum:


    But perhaps this'll be like the Galaxy S3; a device which looks better in person than on screen.
    Exactly. I though the GS3 was disgusting, until I hold one in my hands and felt instantly in love.
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    08-29-2012 04:01 PM
  4. infamousdaveman's Avatar
    Specs:

    4.8 HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
    1.5Ghz dual-core processor
    1GB of onboard RAM
    8MP autofocus rear camera and 1.9MP front-facing camera
    16GB or 32GB storage
    MicroSD slot for expanded storage
    2300mAh battery

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    This is the Samsung ATIV S, the first of many amazing Windows Phone 8 devices coming this year

    A very nice start Mr Sammy. :)
    I really like this design, Im really happy they didnt go full on Galaxy III clone and made some subtle differences. I like the rounded off edges, very similar to my Focus S in where it still keeps the overall rectangle shape, and much better than the III's uber rounded edges in which it looks oval(imo)....also, I love the brushed alum chassis and Im excited to see what kind of performace we are going to get. With a beefy battery like that, Im sure I would be able to get two full days, and I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the physical windows button, something I really liked on the Flash. Overall, Im impresed and excited and cant wait to see what the competition brings. The best part about this is the family, the Ativ Series. They can sell all of their windows family products together which should mean well get a really good push in the marketing department, something samsung hasnt really done for its WIndows phones...and now, bring on the competition!!
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    08-29-2012 04:39 PM
  5. Big Supes's Avatar
    Samsung were never going to break the mould.. even their own mould with a Windows Phone 8 device. If peeps expected this, maybe this is merely a wake-up call.

    Personally, I'm impressed, considering all circumstances. Samsung could have easily thrown us a GS2 with a W8 home key on it, but instead we have a unique design to WP with a cool brushed ally casing.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm holding out for Nokia, but this is definitely a device I would snap up in a heartbeat should Nokia fail to pull something awesome out of the bag.
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    08-29-2012 04:39 PM
  6. TrophyNostalgia's Avatar
    Where were these snapshots taken from. I'm assuming the conference in Berlin. Is it possible to find a video link of this conference?
    Never mind think I found the link on YouTube for any interested, here you go:
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    08-29-2012 04:46 PM
  7. justreason's Avatar
    i'll pass on a wp8 galaxy s iii.. i know nokia is going to come with the goods.. i think i'm one of the few that doesn't care too much for new hardware.. to me wp8 needs the app support.. going to the web to check my chase account is crazy.. i'll keep my lumia 900 and rock with 7.8
    08-29-2012 05:36 PM
  8. AKA Preluva's Avatar
    Meh! This is one of those you have to see in person before you can judge it. Looks pretty dull from the pix though.
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    08-29-2012 06:53 PM
  9. btgusto's Avatar
    I read that's it most likely a T-Mobile device
    08-29-2012 10:57 PM
  10. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Samsung were never going to break the mould.. even their own mould with a Windows Phone 8 device. If peeps expected this, maybe this is merely a wake-up call.

    Personally, I'm impressed, considering all circumstances. Samsung could have easily thrown us a GS2 with a W8 home key on it, but instead we have a unique design to WP with a cool brushed ally casing.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm holding out for Nokia, but this is definitely a device I would snap up in a heartbeat should Nokia fail to pull something awesome out of the bag.

    Big Supes, I don't have any superpowers like u, so dont laser-beam my backside, but No. I disagree with u on 2 points.

    Firstly there is a contradiction in what you said.

    "Samsung were never going to break the mould" vs "but instead we have a unique design to WP with a cool brushed ally casing."

    Er...??

    Secondly, Samsung DID break their mould with this:



    And unique design?? From what angle?? WHen did that happen?

    This is just a few of their devices...but there is really very very little difference in the overall "galaxy" range..
    08-29-2012 11:40 PM
  11. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Nice guts.

    Horrible chassis.

    Forgive my heresy, but that is not an attractive phone, IMO. And considering Samsung's previous efforts, I wouldn't be surprised if the specs were the bare minimal they could get away with. If Samsung wants to win me back as a customer then they will have to create more unique apps that truly challenges the Nokia ecosystem.
    Exactly. Thank you. IMHO, Omnia 7 alone was amazing. But the rest of them are galaxies I don't really care about..

    I anyways hate samsung..so to me its of very little importance. But kinda miffed that Sammy overtook Nokia and annoucned the "First WP8" device...:mad:
    08-30-2012 12:46 AM
  12. squire777's Avatar
    I don't know about you guys but I personally think it's a good looking phone. I love the clean lines and the simple design.

    I'll see if Nokia comes out with a good Pureview phone, otherwise this is the top contender for my next phone at the moment.
    08-30-2012 12:57 AM
  13. eric12341's Avatar
    Nice, if it has beefed up audio like the HTCs have then this could be my next phone, its all down to what frequencies they'll support. I'll most likely want something that supports both PCS and AWS.
    08-30-2012 12:58 AM
  14. snowmutt's Avatar
    Alright- trying to give full disclosure, I am a Sammy guy. Not like a fan boy "nothing else is good" Sammy guy, a "my Focus S has been an amazing Phone and an enjoyable experience from minute one on" Sammy guy. So, I will defend them, but understand I will not pass on Nokia if they come out with a better device for me. So, with that out of the way....

    HOLY CRAP THIS THING IS FREAKING GORGEOUS!!!! WHAT AN AMAZING LOOKING, SEXY PIECE OF ELECTRONIC GOODNESS!!!!

    Ahhh, feel better.

    This will do wonders for WP 8 kick off. I will also say that Samsung is slowly building a good set of exclusives for their products. With a little luck the Android exclusives and some of the Tizen exclusives will make their way to the WP 8 devices as well as their tablet offerings they put out and really develop a nice Samsung ecosystem among all their mobile products. Then the Samsung Hub will compete nicely with the goodies from Nokia. (As rightly brought up by Figure 8 Dash above.)

    I do like the look and idea of this bad boy. Nokia will get a chance to earn my money, but again my experince with the "S" has earned Sammy the #1 position. Just have to get used to the ATIV word....
    08-30-2012 02:26 AM
  15. snowmutt's Avatar
    Exactly. Thank you. IMHO, Omnia 7 alone was amazing. But the rest of them are galaxies I don't really care about..

    I anyways hate samsung..so to me its of very little importance. But kinda miffed that Sammy overtook Nokia and annoucned the "First WP8" device...:mad:
    Fret not, oh hater-of-evil-Samsung!! Nokia will get to announce the actual WP 8 system, and will have the first "hands on" time for a WP 8 device. Microsoft will make sure Nokia gets the free publicity that comes with it!! All Sammy did was announce their own product. Heck, HTC announced their WP 8's right after the WP 8 developer meetings.

    No harm to Nokia done. Sammy just wanted a few seconds in the limelight. At least it shows they are taking WP 8 very seriously and hopefully they will get behind the ATIV S (ugh) they way they get behind the GS 3.
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    08-30-2012 02:30 AM
  16. SnailUK's Avatar
    Nice spec, ok looking phone.

    The one bit of information they missed out, is whether it has the 16bit DAC from the S3. If it has, Nokia et al will need to do something pretty special to sway me away from this bad boy.
    08-30-2012 02:45 AM
  17. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Fret not, oh hater-of-evil-Samsung!! Nokia will get to announce the actual WP 8 system, and will have the first "hands on" time for a WP 8 device. Microsoft will make sure Nokia gets the free publicity that comes with it!! All Sammy did was announce their own product. Heck, HTC announced their WP 8's right after the WP 8 developer meetings.

    No harm to Nokia done. Sammy just wanted a few seconds in the limelight. At least it shows they are taking WP 8 very seriously and hopefully they will get behind the ATIV S (ugh) they way they get behind the GS 3.

    LOL!! Got it..BTW, Snowmutt, did u see the new logo I designed to WPC? Its in the meta forum...your comments will be appreciated on it..

    Thanx!
    08-30-2012 02:50 AM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    LOL!! Got it..BTW, Snowmutt, did u see the new logo I designed to WPC? Its in the meta forum...your comments will be appreciated on it..

    Thanx!
    No, I have not. Will go cruise it now!!
    08-30-2012 02:52 AM
  19. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    No, I have not. Will go cruise it now!!

    :) thanx!
    08-30-2012 03:00 AM
  20. TaliZorah's Avatar
    Love the screen size, the size of the battery, and the physical home button.

    That was something I thought I would hate about the GS3 was the physical home button. I loved it on my iPhone but for android it didnt make sense to me. Until I got the GS3, I loved it! More than willing to try it with WP8!!!

    GO SAMSUNG!

    (Still not sure if I will get iPhone 5 or WP8.)
    08-30-2012 04:15 AM
  21. Big Supes's Avatar
    Big Supes, I don't have any superpowers like u, so dont laser-beam my backside, but No.
    Supes isn't a fighter. He's a protector. ;)

    I disagree with u on 2 points.


    Firstly there is a contradiction in what you said.

    "Samsung were never going to break the mould" vs "but instead we have a unique design to WP with a cool brushed ally casing."

    Er...?? And unique design?? From what angle?? WHen did that happen?
    Ok. To clarify, Samsung haven't broken out of their usual design criteria with this device, yet at a glance the "cool brushed ally casing" and physical W8 home button gives it a unique feeling to WP. And, to relate my second point - it's Samsung; what did people expect?

    Secondly, Samsung DID break their mould with this:

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    It just looks like a generic first generation WP. Not too different from the HD7. When I talk about breaking moulds, I'm talking Lumia 800/900.

    This is just a few of their devices...but there is really very very little difference in the overall "galaxy" range..
    Click to view quoted image
    Sure. It's Samsung. :)
    08-30-2012 04:17 AM
  22. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Supes isn't a fighter. He's a protector. ;)



    Ok. To clarify, Samsung haven't broken out of their usual design criteria with this device, yet at a glance the "cool brushed ally casing" and physical W8 home button gives it a unique feeling to WP. And, to relate my second point - it's Samsung; what did people expect?



    It just looks like a generic first generation WP. Not too different from the HD7. When I talk about breaking moulds, I'm talking Lumia 800/900.



    Sure. It's Samsung. :)
    hehe..sure..but na...this was my last try to like sammy...and it failed. For me at least.

    Yes, Lumia IS groudn breaking in a lot of ways...in fact, now when I look back, even HTC had almost identical designs...

    So yea...thats that...
    Now awaiting HTC and Nokia to reveal their goodies.. (wait that doesnt mean what it sounds like :P)
    08-30-2012 04:24 AM
  23. Big Supes's Avatar
    hehe..sure..but na...this was my last try to like sammy...and it failed. For me at least.

    Yes, Lumia IS groudn breaking in a lot of ways...in fact, now when I look back, even HTC had almost identical designs...

    So yea...thats that...
    Now awaiting HTC and Nokia to reveal their goodies.. (wait that doesnt mean what it sounds like :P)
    I, personally, wouldn't write-off Samsung. It's just the nature of the beast and like any other OEM, they want uniformity/identity across their line of products. I don't see many complaints regarding their tablets, laptops, Blu-ray players, or televisions, which all share their common design familiarities. :) Let's be honest, we all just wanted something to rub in the Android users faces! That time will come. :D

    I'm also really looking forward to seeing what Nokia and HTC unveil. Although, being honest, I probably won't get another HTC for a little while.
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    08-30-2012 05:09 AM
  24. trazer's Avatar
    I like the look overall, nothing super striking but nothing wrong with it either. I like the metal, if it is real metal construction then I'd be taking a good look as I prefer a solid feeling phone.

    I'm sitting here with a Titan II and a S3 on my desk as the two devices I carry daily and I really do not see what all the fuss is about on the S3. It's ok, but its not amazing me by any means. Feels cheap to me. In the end as far as design goes its going to be in some type of case anyway so I don't think it matters all that much.

    Still, not a bad design and much more than I expected from Samsung so I'm happy there. Great screen size, 4.5 to 4.8 is the sweet spot for me anyway and I can't use anything under 4.3 personally.
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    08-30-2012 08:54 AM
  25. ejb222's Avatar
    WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!! HOLD THE TRAIN!!!

    Has anyone confirmed no LTE on this phone? dont see it in the specs.
    BUT!!! I did see mini HDMI! That looks promising for the platform!
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    08-30-2012 10:11 AM
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