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The ATIV-S from Samsung featuring Windows Phone 8

Looks like Microsoft wanted to break the news of the new Samsung ATIV-S Windows Phone 8 device as Ben Rudolph just posted his thoughts on the new phone, being unveild today at IFA.

The specs for the device are exactly as reported earlier with the addition of GorillaGlass 2 and either 16GB or 32GB models, both with expandable storage via microSD…

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From the post:

“Inside the crazy-thin 8.7mm brushed aluminum chassis is a huge 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display made from Corning Gorilla Glass 2 (read: tough to break, but still light)and a rundown of killer specs: 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of onboard RAM, and an 8MP autofocus rear camera and 1.9MP front-facing camera. You’ll have the choice of two storage capacities – 16GB or 32GB – and both models have a MicroSD slot for expanded storage. Backing all of this up is a massive 2300mAh battery to keep you rocking all day.”

The brushed aluminium chassis is cerainly a weclome change from the traditional plastic that Samsung uses in their devices and the 4.8” display should make many users quite happy.

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No carriers were announced for the ATIV-S, which may be a good thing as it indicates a wide-availablity amongist many service providers in the coming months.

We’ll hopefully have more hands on later today as IFA continues…

Related: Samsung’s unveiling of the ATIV-S Windows Phone 8 at IFA (Video)

Source: Windows Phone Blog

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