Samsung ATIV S Announced — WP8, 4.8″ HD Display, 1.5 GHz Dual-Core, NFC

Not to be outdone by its Android-loaded cousin, the unreleased Samsung ATIV S was announced today with Microsoft’s next-gen Windows Phone 8. With a 4.8-inch display, the ATIV S is undoubtedly the largest Windows Phone device ever announced. It packs a 720p HD resolution with a Super AMOLED screen, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera lens, and a 1.9-megapixel front shooter. Inside, there’s one full gigabyte of RAM and 16/32 GB of storage (depends on model) along with a microSD slot. The device is just 8.7-millimeters thick, although it comes loaded with a beastly 2300 mAh battery.

As you can see from Microsoft’s pictures, the device is a brushed aluminum goddess with a physical Windows button next to two capacitive ones. the edges are slightly rounded and the rear speaker grill sits at the bottom of the device. Like with its Galaxy series, Samsung placed the camera at the top-center of the device’s back.

Microsoft representatives noted that the device “performs great.” As it’s the first announced Windows Phone device with a dual-core processor, we expect some pretty great things from the ATIV S.

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