After introducing the Android-powered Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera, Samsung then took the wraps off another pair of smart devices called the Ativ S, a smartphone that runs on Windows Phone 8, and the Ativ Tab, a tablet that features Windows RT.
Besides being one of the first Windows Phone 8-powered phones, the Ativ S is also known to be the first Windows Phone to come powered by a dual-core chip with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Other features include a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing cam, and an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash at the back.
The phone will come powered by a 2,300mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage (depending on the model), as well as a microSD card slot for expansion. Wi-fi and Bluetooth comes standard, as well as compatibility for HSPA+42 data networks. It will also sport NFC connectivity that allows for file sharing and e-payment features once it’s available.
The Samsung Ativ Tab will feature a 10.1-inch screen up front and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor under the hood. Samsung didn’t go into the specifics, but did give most of the important bits: the Windows RT-based tablet will feature an 8,200mAh battery, a five-megapixel camera, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing sensor, as well as HDMI and USB connectivity. They also promised “instant boots without lagging,” and that the tablet will come preinstalled with Office home and student 2013 RT preview software.
Samsung didn’t give out pricing and availability info for both devices.