Samsung has always given an applaudable competition to every single wireless device manufacturers, including Apple, with constant introduction of spectacular replacement devices at considerably low prices. Whether it is Samsung Galaxy S2 against iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy Tab against other Android tablets in the market, the South Korean giant has always given a stiff rivalry to other brand in the wireless world.
Continuing the lineage, now the innovative smartphone manufacturer has unveiled its next hybrid to sweep over the Windows phone market, which is currently overpowered by Nokia and HTC smartphones.
At the special Unpacked event at IFA on Wednesday, along with Galaxy Note 2, the South Korean giant also unveiled the world’s first Windows 8 phone, ATIV S. While, the official pricing and availability of the new handset has not been outed by Samsung, however, one cannot miss to note the beefy specs of this Windows Phone 8 toy.
Samsung ATIV S features a hefty 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm processor along with an S3-like 8 mega pixel rear camera and a 1.9 mega pixel front facing camera. Carrying a dimension and weight of 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm and 135 grams respectively, the Windows Phone 8 device touts a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD Display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
In addition, ATIV S also incorporates a powerful 2,300 mAh battery that is claimed by t he company to provide a high battery life. Moreover, the latest handset also features 1 GB RAM along with 16-32 GB of internal storage capacity and all of this is incorporated in a package of merely 8.7mm thickness.
Further, the ATIV S supports numerous other features including, GPS,A-GPS, Glonass (a radio based satellite navigation system), Bluetooth 3.0,USB 2.0 Wi-Fi connectivity options, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Geo magnetic, Gyroscope and more.
The launch of the ATIV S is being assumed by analysts as an effort from Samsung to take over the Windows Phone 8 market after successfully making its presence in the Android handset market segment. Samsung has also reportedly mentioned that the new Samsung ATIV S is perfect for enjoying business and entertainment related applications. At the event, the officials also claimed that the impressively designed device delivers high performance too.
A Big Threat to Nokia's and HTC's Offerings?
Well, it can also be said that the new Samsung ATIV S, definitely looks to be breathtaking Windows Phone 8 and the new offering from the company would actually stun the biggest bets of Nokia and HTC.
Talking about the Finnish and the Taiwanese phone maker their biggest offering in the global Windows smartphone market have been Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan 2, both of which are powered by the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS and single core processors.
When it comes to the Indian market, both the manufacturer's Windows Phone offerings are Lumia 800 and HTC Radar.
Nokia Lumia 800 runs the same Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, sports a 3.7inch ClearBlack AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x800 pixels of resolution, 1.4GHz single-core processor, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with f2.2 aperture lens with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash, 16GB internal memory storage, 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music, micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth, 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity, A-GPS, Internet Explorer 9 with desktop rendering and 1450mAh battery offering approximately 9.5 hours of 3G talk time.
While, HTC Radar comes filled with similar Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, sporting a 3.8-inch S-LCD touchscreen display, backed up by a 1GHz single-core MSM 8255 processor, 512MB RAM. Further, it comes equipped with an 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 720p HD video recording capability, an additional front-facing VGA camera to make video calls, 8GB internal memory storage, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity, FM radio, 3.5mm headset jack, 5.1 surround sound, DLNA functionality, powered by a Li-Ion battery, Accelerometer, G-Sensor and other Windows feature.
However, at the same time, rumors are widespread for quite a long time that Nokia is planning to launch its Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphone at Nokia World event on September 5. So, this might be Nokia's answer to Samsung's newest Windows Phone 8 offering to the enthralling smartphone market.