Samsung ATIV S: Hands-on with Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 device (video)

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Samsung ATIV S Handson with Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 device

It’s taken its sweet time showing itself but we’ve finally got to handle Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 device, the ATIV S (not to be confused with the similarly-named Windows RT tablet). At Microsoft’s launch event for its new mobile OS, the phone’s 4.8-inch AMOLED display certainly helps to make the most of those colorful tiles — this time around a higher resolution (1,280 x 720) screen kept everything looking sharp. Aside from the screen, the hardware doesn’t pack a unibody build, but it does offer the power user both a 2,3000mAh battery and the microSD slot — a combination that’s looking pretty rare among debut Windows Phone 8 devices. On the other hand, Samsung’s brought its (admittedly divisive) glossy plastic shell of its Android Galaxy phones, although there is some cosmetic differences. We take a tour of the hardware — and that freshly minted OS — after the break.

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