Samsung ATIV S

Samsung ATIV S gets priced for Russian market, available this coming February

The Samsung ATIV S, the company's flagship Windows Phone has been priced for Russia. According to, the Windows Phone will be available in the first week of February for 24.990 rubles (approximately $830). It's an aggressive price to battle against the Lumia 920, but offers an SD slot and a slimmer design / build, which many consumers may prefer.

As a small reminder on what the ATIVS sports, we're looking at a dual-core Snapdragon 1.5GHz chip, 1GB RAM, 16 / 32GB storage (with SD support, 8MP rear shooter (with FFC), and a 2300mAh battery. It's a well-built device and runs Windows Phone without any issues. We've previously taken the ATIV S for a spin, be sure to check out our coverage.

As well as the Lumia 920 and ATIV S, Russia will also be experiencing Huawei hardware with the Ascend W1 launching soon. With a planned release of February, the Ascend W1 is the cheapest option of the trio with a price tag of just 11.990 rubles ($400). Huawei matches Samsung and Nokia in the 4-inch display region, with a 2000mAh battery and dual-core CPU.

Source:, via:; thanks, Denis and Freddie, for the heads up!



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fpetro22 says:

Any news on when/if this comes to US?

VikArmo says:

Dear WPCentral, when can we see the review for the Ativ S?

barleyman says:

There's a link right to it in the "View Links" area if you're using the WpCentral app. Don't know about the website.

WinFan1 says:

I would love to see this in the states preferably on atnt or big red

aubreyq says:

Don't we all?

WinFan1 says:

Idk lol I'm only speaking for myself. People seem to be brand fanatics lately and while I am a Nokia fan it seems people think I can't like different flavors. So that's my response to that

Tiwo says:

Really... stop with the s3 looks.. I've got a s3 and don't find it the most attractive phone T_T

schlubadub says:

$830 is not a great price for an outright mobile...

Shane says:

Tell that to Apple.

schlubadub says:

It's already more expensive than a brand-new, unlocked, iPhone 5... I went to Russia last year and the Lumia 800's & 900's were around $600-700 which was the same as most other markets. $830 seems around $100-200 too much

erzhik says:

For Russian market, it is. IPhone is usually priced in lower $1000s in Russia.

schlubadub says:

The 16GB Galaxy SIII is selling for $US660 on megafon... So $830 is way too high

RaRa85 says:

$830? Good luck with that when you can get the Lumia 920 for $450 from AT&T and even cheaper off eBay.

Things tend to cost a bit more in other countries outside the U.S.

erzhik says:

$830 is relatively cheap for a smartphone overseas.

schlubadub says:

The 920 is around $700-750 in most places. You're forgetting that you guys get pounded on contract rates, whereas most other countries have competitive pre-paid / pay-as-you-go so they expect more for the hardware. I currently pay $20/month and it's usually more than I need (including data)

mms-pc says:

I heard from recent news, Samsung ATIV S will be officially available in Taiwan on February 1st. I've been waiting long enough for that, it'd better be real!!

aafa says:

When I boycotted any Windows phone after my bad experience with WinMobile 6.1, I gave WP another chance after reading up on WP8. If I was to go back, I wanted a power house. Once I got my hands on the ATIV S, I was/am not disappointed!

anglirich says:

Ordered mine off eBay unlocked....what a great phone.
Can't wait for us carrier to pick it up in 2015!!!

Montpbm says:

I couldn't wait any longer, got myself an HTC 8X! Love it!

erzhik says:

Knowing Russian market, Samsung doesn't stand a chance against Nokia. Nokia has been dominant in Russian for a very long time.

conanheath says:

Is there an unlocked LTE version that will work on ATT spectrum? The Rogers phone, from what I read was only 3g. If so, where can we find it for US?

aafa says:

the phone is LTE, no matter which carrier has it. it just matters if the frequencies are compatible.

conanheath says:

Everything I'm seeing is HSPA which is not LTE. Am I missing something here?

anglirich says:

EBay, look for a company out of Houston, he has them. 670.00 unlocked brand new. Here is the
seller: never-msrp