The smartphone was initially slated for a November release
The third company to launch a Windows Phone 8 device this year, Samsung confirmed several weeks ago that it would bring the Ativ S in Canada in November.However, the guys over at MobileSyrup have been able to confirm with Samsung Canada that the Ativ S won’t be arriving in the country this month.
According the South Korean company, the smartphone is now scheduled for a mid-December launch at most Canadian carriers.
“We are committed to launch the ATIV S nationally, on Rogers, Bell and TELUS, as well as Sasktel. We are planning to ship to carriers in early December, and should have supply at stores by mid-month.”
Unfortunately, the handset maker did not offer any explanations regarding this slight delay, but it appears that it comes in line with other delays that have been highlighted by numerous European retailers and carriers.
Although the Ativ S should have hit shelves by now in Europe, the first batch of units is expected to arrive in early December.
Obviously, these are just estimates that have yet to be confirmed by Samsung, so stay tuned for more info on this one.
Windows Phone fans in Canada will have to wait a few more weeks until the Samsung Ativ S arrives in their country.
According to the latest hearsay, the smartphone will be available for around $130/€100 with new three-year agreements, or $600/€465 outright.
Samsung Ativ S boasts a stunning 4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
It also packs a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and built on Krait architecture. It also sports an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
The phone’s 2300 mAh Li-Ion battery is rated by the manufacturer for up to 170 hours (220 hours in 3G mode) of standby time or up to 8 hours (15 hours in 3G mode) of talk time.