Samsung’s Ativ S Windows Phone 8 handset delayed? The success of Galaxy S III might be to blame

Not long ago, we told you that the Samsung Ativ S has started shipping in the UK, with Expansys happily taking orders for the handset, asking £449.99. Unfortunately, it looks like that’s not the case. Even more, the Ativ S (which is Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 device) might be delayed until January 2013 in Europe.

SamMobile (usually a reliable source) has it that Samsung will only start shipping the Ativ S in week 52 of 2012. That’s the very last week of the year, which means the smartphone could arrive in stores only starting January 2013. The website believes the reason for the delay is the fact that the Ativ S uses the same display as the Android-based Galaxy S III (4.8 inch, Super AMOLED HD), and Samsung can’t make enough of them – the S III is selling very well at the moment, as more than 30 million units have been purchased around the world.

The Samsung Ativ S sits next to Nokia’s Lumia 920 and HTC’s 8X at the top of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 portfolio. Its features (besides the 4.8 inch HD screen) include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP font-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB / 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 2,300 mAh battery.

Author: Florin

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  • the person

    FU Samsung….everyone else, buy more Lumias

  • domatuthecaveman

    Samsung > Nokia today, tomorrow, next year and until Nokia dies, which is pretty much going to happen one way or another. The markets have spoken, despite 920 success sales, trust me, it’s only a temporary fix of the shit Nokia have dug themselves into

  • Derail Doax

    I have to agree with you. I think Nokia is in its death throws. After owning a HD7 and now a Galaxy S 3 I can’t go back to a smaller screen. I think the Ativ S is really the only Windows Phone I would consider owning out of the announced crop.

  • the person

    the 920 has a larger screen than the HD7 you moron.

  • Derail Doax

    I meant smaller than the GS3 you retard.

  • the person

    then don’t mention both in the same sentence.

  • hurtan

    there is some big problem in ativ s. why is it not in market now?