Samsung ATIV SE Windows Phone 8 handset official, coming to Verizon on April 12th

 Samsung ATIV SE

Samsung ATIV SE for Verizon has finally gone official after several leaks. Even though Samsung did not announce the smartphone officially, Verizon has put up the smartphone for pre-order on their website. As rumored, the phone has a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon 800?) and runs on Windows Phone 8.

Other features are similar to the Galaxy S4, including a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, Full HD video recording, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory with expansion slot and a 2600 mAh battery.

It also has Samsung WatchON app and Infrared LED similar to the Galaxy S4 to control your TV and ATIV Beam that uses NFC to share files with other NFC-enabled Android smartphones. Since Microsoft has announced that it would upgrade all the Windows Phone 8 handsets to 8.1, the ATIV SE should also get the update eventually.

Samsung ATIV SE Specifications

  • 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display at 441ppi
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Windows Phone 8
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor and Full HD video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 8.3 mm thick and weighs 135 grams
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory,  expandable up to 64GB with microSD
  • Infrared LED for smart TV remote
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (HT80), Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and NFC
  • 2600 mAh Battery

The Samsung ATIV SE is priced at $199.99 with two-year agreement or $599.99 (36230 approx.) without contract from Verizon Wireless in the U.S. It is available for pre-order from Verizon and would ship on April 12th.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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