According to the dedicated “Coming Soon” webpage of the O2 UK website, the Samsung ATIV S handset is coming soon to the carrier. You can also note that O2 UK has placed the listing of the ATIV S handset on its official website, setting for November launch. On the other side, the Samsung ATIV S windows phone is now available for pre-order Europe bases another carrier, Clove UK. You can now pre-order the SIM-free unlocked ATIV S for £442.80. It is also available for pre-order on a Belgian site, Vander Borre (an online store) for €549 (approx. $705).
O2 UK will be also carrying the newly launched HTC Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S handsets in the near future. U.K. carriers have yet to announce their plans to launch the Nokia Lumia 820 and the most awaited Nokia Lumia 920 windows phone, though it is confirmed to launch on EE (Everything Everywhere) network with 4G LTE capability under the hood.
Samsung ATIC S is a great phone, made with a metallic hairline finishing and it will carry the following features:
# Boots Windows Phone 8 OS
# 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display (720×1280)
# Gorilla Glass 2 protection
# Only 8.7mm thick
# 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM
# 8MP rear camera to record 1080p HD videos, 1.9MP front-facing snapper
# 16GB onboard storage, 32GB expandable via microSD card slot
# DLNA functionality, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC radio, micro USB 2.0
# 2300mAh battery and a hardware Windows button
Read: Samsung Ativ S Full Specs
Like most other recent device announcements, there’s no word on pricing, only hint that it will be available to purchase in November on O2 UK network. You can pre-order it on Clove UK website by hitting the below link.
No U.S. carrier has confirmed the launch of the Samsung ATIV S handset yet, while AT&T has already revealed its plans to sell the Lumia 920 (rumored to arrive on Nov.4th and pre-orders start on October 21st), Lumia 820, HTC 8X on its 4G LTE network. T-Mobile also gearing up to sell the newly launched Nokia Lumia 810 and HTC Windows Phone 8X handsets.