An online retailer website MobiCity is now offering pre-orders for the Samsung ATIV S windows phone in Australia. The website is asking to Australians to pay $699 AUD (approx. USD $721) for the 16GB ATIV S edition. The same retailer is charging $539 AUD and $709 AUD for the.16GB Galaxy S III and 16GB Galaxy Note II handsets respectively. So, the price tag of the Samsung Ativ S handset is expected to drop as soon as it hits the stores. A few days ago, we learnt that it is heading to O2 UK network very soon.
ATIV S is compatible with the 3G networks of Optus 3G, and Telstra/Vodafone Next G frequencies in Australia. If you need a specs refresher of the ATIV S, here it is:
# Ships with 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, Microsoft Office 365 suite, On-device encryption (BitLocker), Exchange ActiveSync
Previously, the device went up for pre-sale in UK via Clove UK carrier for £442.80 and in Belgium for €549.99. If you are from Australia, and looking to get your hands on the ATIV S phone, hit the below link to place your order.