After so many leaks, Verizon has finally unveiled the Samsung ATIV SE. The Windows phone is exclusive to Verizon Wireless, and available for pre-orders now.
Unlike the Galaxy S5, the ATIV SE is equipped with a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display of 1080p resolution, and a 2.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM for the blazing fast experience. It has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for selifie and video chat, and a premium 13-megapixel rear camera.
The ATIV SE runs Windows Phone 8 on-board and will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1 once Microsoft releases the final code. In software features, it includes WathcON, Samsung Link, ATIV Beam app and so forth. It comes with 16GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB using microSD card.
In connectivity options, the smartphone supports LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz/5GHz, Bluetooth 3.0 (not expected) and NFC. The handset has a 2600 mAH battery which would be quite impressive, ensuring up to 20 hours of usage and up to 20 days of autonomy in standby mode.
The Samsung ATIV SE is available for $199.99 with 2-year agreement, and costs $599.99 sans contract. Verizon will start shipping from a day after the Galaxy S5 launch i.e. April 12.
If you buy pre-order today, you will get another device for free of your choice. You can choose another Samsung ATIV SE or a Galaxy S5 or a HTC One (M8).
In addition, the folks at SamMobile claims that Samsung is reportedly working on a yet another Windows phone called the ATIV Core. The ATIV Core will be a budget phone, running Windows Phone 8.1. It’s likely to feature a 4.5-inch display, 1GB of RAM and a 2100 mAh battery.
As the phone is aimed at the customer with a budget, it may feature an 8MP main camera. There’s no information on when Samsung will take the veil off, but most likely next month.