Samsung ATIV SE rumors get specific about hardware, software details
Overnight, we got a little update about what to expect so far as the next wave of Windows Phone hardware launches goes, mentioning that we may hope to see retail availability for a number of new models begin on April 23. While those include some Nokia Lumia phones that we’ve been waiting to see launch for the better part of forever, they also mentioned a Samsung phone that’s been on our radar since late last year, the rumored ATIV SE. We’ve been talking about it all along as Samsung’s 1080p WP8 effort, but what more might we hope to expect from the phone? As we get into the home stretch before launch, a few details arrive to help flesh-out our understanding of the handset.
That 1080p panel is still on the table, specified here as a five-inch component. The ATIV SE may get a very capable Snapdragon 800 SoC and be one of the few Windows Phone models to offer 2GB of RAM, but storage could top-out at just 16GB; luckily, the phone should let you augment that by means of microSD card. As for a camera, look for a 13-megapixel main shooter.
The source behind this hardware info repeats the idea that Verizon should get sales of the ATIV SE going sometime in April, aligning well enough with the rest of the chatter we’ve been hearing. Despite its post-Build launch, the phone would reportedly arrive running Windows Phone 8, and would have to upgrade to 8.1 at a future date.