Samsung’s New Ativ S With Windows Phone 8

Samsung’s New Ativ S With Windows Phone 8

According to The Verge, Samsung is going to announce a new 4.8-inch Windows Phone today at IFA. And it looks almost exactly like the Galaxy S III — which is a really good thing. Update: It’s official.

The reported specs break down like this: 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED Display, an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. Pretty good! But more important is what that signifies: Samsung is taking Windows Phone seriously. It’s sending what appears to be a version of its flagship phone to WP, which it had previously just churned out mid-tier phones for, like the Focus, Focus S and Focus Flash.

We’ll let you know more as we get official information later today, but for now, this is really promising — if for no reason other than the dedicated camera button.

Update: Samsung has just officially announced the Ativ S.

[The Verge]