Samsung announces first Windows Phone 8 device, the ATIV S

Samsung’s just announced the first Windows Phone 8 device ever, and it’s a doozy. The phone is jam packed with cool features and a large screen. Best of all, it comes with NFC support. Jump past the break for specs and a picture.

The new Samsung Windows phone will run Windows Phone 8, with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.8″ 720p HD Super AMOLED screen, and 8 and 1.9 megapixel back and front-facing cameras, respectively. The device is 8.7mm thick, has 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB storage sizes (both of which include a microSD card slot), and a 2300mAh battery. The phone will come with NFC support. The screen is covered with a coating of the much-loved Gorilla Glass. The phone features a raised physical Windows button, rather than a capacitive one. The speaker bar on the front and back are aluminum rather than plastice, and the same goes for the buttons. “The ATIV S is flat-out beautiful, and it has the guts to match. But what’s impressed me most about the ATIV S is Samsung’s attention to detail,” Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph states. This phone is expected later this year.

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