Samsung is holding an event in June to unveil new mobile devices. The London show will focus on the company’s Galaxy brand, which covers its Android phones and tablets, andthe newer Ativ brand, which is the unified name for its Windows Phones, as well as its Windows 8 and Windows RT laptops, tablets ,and hybrids. The event will be called “Samsung Premiere 2013,” and will kick off at 2PM ET (7PM BST) on June 20th. As usual, Samsung will be livestreaming the entire thing on its YouTube channel.
The event will come just one week after Apple’s yearly developer conference, WWDC, which usually contains important announcements about the company’s upcoming software and hardware. It’s also just days before Microsoft’s annual developer conference, BUILD. June is going to be a big month for tech news.
Samsung took to the stage in Berlin to showcase its new product lineup, and one of the featured devices is the first confirmed Windows Phone 8 device. Dubbed the ATIV S, the new Microsoft-sanctioned smartphone offers a 4.8-inch screen with an HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU, 8MP rear camera and 1.9MP front-facing cam. Additionally, it’s got a beefy 2,300mAh battery, 1GB RAM, Gorilla Glass 2 and will come in both 16 and 32GB flavors. At 8.7mm, it’s also reasonably thin. Its body is made of brushed aluminum and comes with a WP8-friendly MicroSD slot. We’ve got another pic of the ATIV S below, and we’ll have a hands-on to you as soon as possible.
Samsung introduces ATIV Tab: a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet
Samsung’s busy cranking out its fall lineup here in Berlin, and among the new entries is the ATIV Tab, aWindows RT-packing cousin of the Galaxy Note 10.1. The new 10.1-inch slate isn’t quite as aggressive as its Android counterpart and centers on a 1,366 x 768 display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 5MP rear camera paired with a 1.9MP front-facing cam, and ports for micro-HDMI as well as USB. Dimensionally, the tablet is as light and skinny as you’d hope: it weighs 20.1 ounces (570g) and measures a slim 8.9mm thick. The 32GB and 64GB storage options aren’t shockers given the extra space Windows and the bundled copy of Office 2013 Home and Student 2013 will demand, but there’s a treat for long-haul users in the battery — it’s been upgraded from the 7,000maH pack of the Note 10.1 to an ample 8,200mAh unit. Samsung hasn’t handed out launch details, but it’s safe to say that the ATIV Tab won’t arrive any sooner than October 26th.