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  1. Big Supes'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





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

    A very nice start Mr Sammy. :)
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    08-29-2012 12:26 PM
  2. Mitlov's Avatar
    I've never been a Samsung guy before, but this is more than enough to catch my attention. Nokia and HTC had better bring their A-game, because right now, I could see myself owning this. Absolutely.

    Hope Sammy brings it to US Cellular like they did with the Galaxy S3. This device has the potential to dominate WP8 sales in the same way the S3 dominates Android sales. WOW. Just wow.
    08-29-2012 12:38 PM
  3. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I've never been a Samsung guy before, but this is more than enough to catch my attention. Nokia and HTC had better bring their A-game, because right now, I could see myself owning this. Absolutely.

    Hope Sammy brings it to US Cellular like they did with the Galaxy S3. This device has the potential to dominate WP8 sales in the same way the S3 dominates Android sales. WOW. Just wow.
    well. they didn't announce the carriers yet. so there's an indication that it's going on to multiple carriers. they are doing the foot steps from the s3
    08-29-2012 12:42 PM
  4. Big Supes's Avatar
    I've never been a Samsung guy before, but this is more than enough to catch my attention. Nokia and HTC had better bring their A-game, because right now, I could see myself owning this. Absolutely.



    Hope Sammy brings it to US Cellular like they did with the Galaxy S3. This device has the potential to dominate WP8 sales in the same way the S3 dominates Android sales. WOW. Just wow.



    Absolutely. Samsung has set a high standard by kicking off with this device. I have always predicted a lot of goodness regarding Windows Phone 8, but this has me feeling uber-confident and stoked for what's on the horizon. Bring it on! :)
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    08-29-2012 12:43 PM
  5. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I've never been a Samsung guy before, but this is more than enough to catch my attention. Nokia and HTC had better bring their A-game, because right now, I could see myself owning this. Absolutely.

    Hope Sammy brings it to US Cellular like they did with the Galaxy S3. This device has the potential to dominate WP8 sales in the same way the S3 dominates Android sales. WOW. Just wow.
    make that 2....

    now really awaiting Nokia and HTC...
    snowmutt likes this.
    08-29-2012 12:55 PM
  6. razorguy's Avatar
    Contender #1 for my next phone for sure! Can't wait to see what else comes to the table next month.

    Also I can't help but notice the iPhone similarity. My guess is that's Samsung giving the finger to Apple because Apple can't touch them due to the license agreements that Microsoft has :lol:
    08-29-2012 12:59 PM
  7. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Contender #1 for my next phone for sure! Can't wait to see what else comes to the table next month.

    Also I can't help but notice the iPhone similarity. My guess is that's Samsung giving the finger to Apple because Apple can't touch them due to the license agreements that Microsoft has :lol:

    LOL!! is that true??
    08-29-2012 01:03 PM
  8. 12Danny123's Avatar
    LOL!! is that true??
    yep it's true. it's pay back time from Samsung. they basically kicked apple's ***. this time
    08-29-2012 01:06 PM
  9. Mitlov's Avatar
    Yeah, besides trade dress, this device is untouchable by Apple due to Microsoft's thorough job of cross-licensing patents with Apple. And I don't think it's close enough on trade dress that any jury would find for Apple. Yes, it's a rounded rectangle...but the back looks nothing like the iPhone and the minute you turn it on and have WP8's colorful live tiles filling the screen, there's absolutely no potential for confusion.

    Rounded rectangle, metal bezel, and physical home buttons are really the only similarities. I don't think that's enough to get a lawsuit. Note that Apple never sued over the Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop, which had similar external styling to the MBP 15 but a completely different OS and software.
    08-29-2012 01:07 PM
  10. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    yep it's true. It's pay back time from samsung. They basically kicked apple's ***. This time


    lol!! K...
    08-29-2012 01:11 PM
  11. Winterfang's Avatar
    I have zero complains about this device. Is basically a Galaxy S3 but for Windows Phone, unlucky the Focus S which was a gimped GS2.

    We will need to know how the camera is. Is so great to finally see a device with decent freaking specs. ( Not dual core though? WTF)
    Last edited by Winterfang; 08-29-2012 at 01:34 PM.
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    08-29-2012 01:25 PM
  12. Big Supes's Avatar
    (Not dual core though? WTF)
    It is. :)
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    08-29-2012 01:28 PM
  13. Mitlov's Avatar
    I have zero complains about this device. Is basically a Galaxy S3 but for Windows Phone, unlucky the Focus S which was a gimped GS2.

    We will need to know if the camera is so great to finally see a device with decent freaking specs. ( Not dual core though? WTF)
    It IS dual-core. Dual-core 1.5 ghz.
    08-29-2012 01:28 PM
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    08-29-2012 01:30 PM
  15. Rico's Avatar
    I'm probably in the minority here, but I honestly would've been fine if they more or less lifted the Galaxy S3 design, which wasn't great but still looked a bit fresher than this. The GS3's tapered edges make it disappear in the hand despite the size. I also like the more subtle way the camera lens raises to a mesa versus the ugly border around the Ativ. But Kudos on the brushed aluminum and the higher capacity battery (200MAh more than the GS3). I expect WP8 to consume more power in most general than WP7, but I'm hoping it won't be as bad as Android can be.

    .
    08-29-2012 01:33 PM
  16. Mitlov's Avatar
    Hey, did we already know that the mail tiles in WP8 could display texts of your most recent email? That's neat.
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    08-29-2012 01:38 PM
  17. TrophyNostalgia's Avatar
    make that 2....

    now really awaiting Nokia and HTC...
    Make that 3. I have never really like Samsung (personal preference) and had already completely written them off my WP8 possibilities. However not only has this got me interested, I'm staring. Thanks Sammy for ramping up the competition.

    Now I'm really interested to see what Nokia and HTC are both bringing.
    X0LARIUM, Reflexx and snowmutt like this.
    08-29-2012 01:43 PM
  18. Big Supes's Avatar
    More pictures via Microsoft's Facebook page:







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    08-29-2012 01:43 PM
  19. 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?
    Big Supes and mrkalel like this.
    08-29-2012 01:47 PM
  20. Winterfang's Avatar
    It is. :)
    :O Hurray!! is super thin too.

    No quad-core though? WTF!! (kidding)
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    08-29-2012 01:54 PM
  21. db4williams's Avatar
    No quad-core though? WTF!! (kidding)
    ^^^ Nice!
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    08-29-2012 02:03 PM
  22. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Shoot me...but I'm not impressed...the HTC One X was breathtaking. Lumia 900 is stunning. This is really just another Samsung device.
    I think the Omnia 7 looked much more classier than this. The slightly brushed metal feel really is an old design.

    Again, this is my opinion.



    Sent from my RaZr NeXus.
    08-29-2012 02:17 PM
  23. Rico's Avatar
    Shoot me...but I'm not impressed...the HTC One X was breathtaking. Lumia 900 is stunning. This is really just another Samsung device.
    I think the Omnia 7 looked much more classier than this. The slightly brushed metal feel really is an old design.

    Again, this is my opinion.



    Sent from my RaZr NeXus.
    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.
    08-29-2012 02:25 PM
  24. ALborntoride's Avatar
    I like it! :) My pour little Focus has been a great phone but it's time to upgrade. And hopefully Verizon will be getting some WP8 love with some high end phones.
    08-29-2012 02:32 PM
  25. CDG's Avatar
    Shoot me...but I'm not impressed...the HTC One X was breathtaking. Lumia 900 is stunning. This is really just another Samsung device.
    I think the Omnia 7 looked much more classier than this. The slightly brushed metal feel really is an old design.

    Again, this is my opinion.



    Sent from my RaZr NeXus.
    I agree with your opinion. I think this looks like just another Samsung but then again I am not a Samy person. :)
    08-29-2012 02:45 PM
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