Samsung Ativ S and Ativ Tab First Look – New Windows 8 Range

Undeterred by the recent lawsuit by Apple, Samsung has come to IFA 2012 in full force. It was inevitable that the Korean manufacturer would launch Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices, but this time around, the devices run on the latest generation hardware. Introducing the Ativ S and Ativ Tab, Samsung’s brand new range of Windows based devices. Unlike the Windows Phone 7.5 devices that ran on lower hardware than it’s flagship models, the Samsung Ativ S has pretty much the same specs as a US Samsung Galaxy S3. Also, the Samsung Ativ Tab will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4. Here’s our Samsung Ativ S and Ativ Tab first look!

Samsung Ativ S and Ativ Tab First Look:

Samsung Ativ S

Samsung Ativ S and Ativ Tab - Ativ S

The Samsung Ativ S is the first officially revealed Windows Phone 8 device. It comes with a host of new features that Windows Phone 8 now supports, including expandable memory, a dual-core processor, NFC and more! Not to mention, the aluminum casing looks fantastic even though the phone shape itself isn’t too enticing. It sure looks like it can take a drop or two, not that we recommend it though. Finally, Windows Phone 8 devices also get HD screens and the Ativ S comes with a gorgeous 4.8 inch screen. Backing up all this hardware is a large 2300 mAh battery.

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual-core Krait
  • GPU: Adreno 225
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Display: 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD screen with Gorilla Glass 2, 720 x 1280px (306ppi)
  • Storage: 16 GB/32 GB inbuilt with MicroSD expandable upto 32 GB
  • Camera: 8MP rear facing (1080P video recording), 1.9MP front facing
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, MicroUSB port
  • Battery: 2300 mAh
  • OS: Windows Phone 8

Samsung Ativ Tab

Samsung Ativ S and Ativ Tab - Ativ Tab

The Samsung Ativ Tab is a 10.1 inch screen tablet running Windows 8 RT that will go head to head with Microsoft’s own Surface. It runs on the same dual core Snapdragon S4 but will come with 2 GB RAM and a huge 8200 mAh battery to keep things zippy. Furthermore, it will come in 32 and 64 GB variants with expandable memory support. Since Windows 8 RT will come with Office 2013 RT out of the box, it’s going to need all that storage space. The screen is a capacitive LCD multi-touchscreen running at 1366 x 768 resolution and is said to be very vivid and bright. Samsung brings the brushed aluminum finish to the Ativ Tab too.

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual-core Krait
  • GPU: Adreno 225
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Display: 10.1 inch Capacitive LCD screen, 1366 x 768px (155ppi)
  • Storage: 32 GB/64 GB inbuilt with MicroSD expandable upto 32 GB
  • Camera: 5MP rear facing (720P video recording), 1.9MP front facing
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, MicroUSB port, USB 2.0 port, MicroHDMI port
  • Battery: 8200 mAh
  • OS: Windows 8 RT

Looks like Samsung is finally adopting Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 in a big way, the Ativ range looks promising. Do let us know what you think of the Samsung Ativ S and Ativ Tab first look!

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  1. Aravind "Danbo" Prasad August 30, 2012
    • Rahul Gondane August 30, 2012

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