Whether it is Android or Windows mobile operating software, Samsung wants to remain ahead in the race. Probably after getting adverse ruling in its patent lawsuit against Apple, Samsung does not want to put all its eggs in one basket and also using its expertise to keep on launching Windows smartphones also. To take advantage of upcoming new Windows 8 OS on 26th October, 2012, Samsung has unveiled its ATIV S smartphone, which will be powered by Microsoft’s new Windows 8 OS, in an event in Berlin on Wednesday.
This smartphone sports a 4.8″ inch Super AMOLED HD display with Gorilla Glass 2, 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 8 MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front-facing camera, 2,300 mAh battery, 1 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal storage and is just 8.7 mm thick.
Surprisingly, this announcement of Windows 8 smartphone by Samsung came a week before Nokia, which has a close partnership with Microsoft, is due to unveil its new Lumia smartphones on Windows 8 platform in New York. Samsung’s Windows 8 smartphone will make life difficult for Lumia smartphones.
Samsung is expected to ship its first Windows Phone 8 model in the fourth quarter, 2012.
Samsung has already captured Android arena and after losing the patent battle to Apple, the company wants to try its luck with Microsoft’s Windows 8 mobile software, for its future smartphones should it face future legal problems with Android OS. Unlike other companies like Nokia and RIM, Samsung does not want to restrict itself to just one OS especially when it has the option to use other OS. Moreover, its arch-rival Apple does not have any issue with Microsoft for its Windows OS.
Samsung has also amnnounced its new tablet on Windows 8 platform and new PC’s and laptop besides Smart Galaxy Camera on Android Jelly Bean in the event in Berlin. Details are covered in separate write-up
By introducing slew of products, Samsung wants to challenge Apple not only in smartphone arena but also in tablet and PC segments.