Samsung ATIV SE press render

We're looking forward to a handful of new devices this month. Nokia should have two - the Lumia 630 and the Lumia 930. Samsung is the other OEM expecting to put out a new Windows Phone handset. That's the ATIV SE and is one we've been watching for sometime. However, the specs of the phone have remained somewhat elusive. That changes today.

Tom Warren (@tomwarren) over at The Verge has learned of the specs of the upcoming ATIV SE from sources close to Verizon. We know have a good idea of what specs the phone will ship with later this month. Think of it as the Galaxy S4, but with Windows Phone. Here's what you can look forward to:

  • 5-inch screen
  • 1080p display
  • 13 megapixel camera
  • Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot to expand storage

You can look forward to the Samsung ATIV SE hitting Verizon later this month. However, it won't initially ship with Windows Phone 8.1. It'll come with Windows Phone 8 and be updated to the newest version of the OS at a later date.

We've heard from sources that the ATIV SE will come be on store shelves on April 18. It'll also be $599 off-contract.

Anyone looking to this mashup between a Galaxy S4 and Windows Phone 8? Or were you hoping for Samsung to get a little more creative with Windows Phone 8.1? Sound off below.

Source: The Verge