Samsung Ativ SE lands on Verizon without Windows Phone 8.1, will ship by April 12

Hammad Saleem

Samsung Ativ SE

We’ve seen several leaks and press renders of the Samsung Ativ SE, destined for Verizon, in the past few weeks. As expected, Verizon has silently added the new Windows Phone powered handset to its product portfolio, set to ship on April 12th. Users can pre-order the device from Verizon’s website for $199.99 tied to a two-year agreement, with an outright price stretching to $599.99.

As rumored before the handset looks quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 in terms of design, as well as the specifications. Samsung Ativ SE rocks a 5-inch 1080p display, and is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz processor (possibly the Snapdragon 800 chipset) with 2GB of RAM, a 2,600 mAh battery, and 16GB of storage with a microSD card support of up to 64GB.

As far as the operating system is concerned, the handset ships with Windows Phone 8 on board, while there’s no word when Windows Phone 8.1 will reach the device. Samsung Ativ SE also comes with the IR blaster, which when coupled with a remote control app lets you control your TV. On the rear, the handset rocks a 13MP camera for photos and 1080p video recording capabilities, as well as a 2MP front-facing camera. 

There’s no word from Samsung about the launch, but users interested in the device can pre-order it from Verizon.