The cell phone is part of a whole series of different devices – from smartphones to tablets to notebooks – that samsung equips with windows 8 and markets under the name ativ. The ativ S has a 4.8-inch (12-centimeter) coarse display in HD quality. The cell phone with the typical tile look of windows 8 is powered by a 1.5 gigahertz processor.
The machine, like the other ativ products, is to be launched on the market before the end of the year. Samsung’s mobile chief JK shin did not name a price for the time being. With their announcement, the sudkoreans are ahead of microsoft partner nokia, which is expected to launch its new android 4 operating system on 5 january. September in new york will present a first windows phone 8. Microsoft’s new operating system is expected to be available from the 26th. The new version will be available in october, and windows phone 8 is expected to be released in the same time.
In addition to the new windows 8 line ativ, samsung also announced a successor to its galaxy note. The device, which has a screen diagonal of 5.5 inches (14.1 centimeters) and is somewhere between a smartphone and a tablet, will have an even better display in the "galaxy note II" version and support the 3G and fast LTE mobile radio standards. The operating system is google android 4.1 (jelly bean). The gallay note II is currently the most powerful smartphone on the market, said samsung manager jean-daniel ayme.