Samsung confirmed several weeks ago that it would bring the Ativ S in Canada by the end of November. The smartphone should have been released via multiple carriers, including Bell and Roger, but that did not happen yet.
It appears that the South Korean handset maker was forced to delay the launch of the Ativ S until mid-December. The company did not offer any explanations on why it postponed its only Windows Phone 8 handset.
Previous rumors have suggested that Samsung will delay the Ativ S to early 2013, but fortunately, this is not the case for Canada.
The folks at MobileSyrup have managed to get their hands on some internal documents which confirm that the smartphone will hit shelves by the end of the week.
According to these documents, Samsung Ativ S should be up for grabs starting December 14. The smartphone will be available for purchase for as low as $80/€60 with new three-year agreements.
Additionally, customers who do not wish to commit to a long-term contract can buy the Samsung Ativ S for no less than $600/€470 on month-to-month.
Keep in mind that Rogers and Bell will be the first carriers to introduce the Samsung Ativ S in Canada, but other operators may start offering the device in the following weeks.
The Ativ S is the Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 handset. The smartphone was officially announced back in September at IFA 2012 trade fair and its release was confirmed for Q4.
It comes equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor built on Krait architecture, which is complemented by an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
The smartphone packs 16GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB). Another strong point of the phone is the stunning 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution.