AT&T's love of Samsung-made Windows Phones seemingly turned sour after it skipped last year's ATIV S. It's clear that any ill will was short-lived, however, as the carrier just unveiled its version of Samsung's ATIV S Neo. The Windows Phone 8 device is a close match for its Sprint counterpart, sharing the same 4.8-inch 720p screen, dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.9-megapixel front shooter. The launch price will be easier to swallow, though. AT&T plans to ship the ATIV S Neo on November 8th for $100 on contract, or $50 less than it cost at Sprint when brand new.
The Samsung ATIV S Neo Lands at AT&T, Runs on the Nation's Fastest and Most Reliable 4G LTE Network
Samsung's Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Joins AT&T's Industry Leading Device Lineup
Dallas, Texas, October 24, 2013
On Nov. 8, the Samsung ATIV S™ Neo lands at AT&T* for $21.00 per month with AT&T Next or $99.99 with a two-year contract. The ATIV S Neo is AT&T's first Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Samsung that takes advantage of the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.**
"We are excited to add the Samsung ATIV S Neo with its large, sharp 4.77" HD display and expandable micro SD memory to our best-in-class Windows Phone portfolio," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president- Devices, AT&T. "The ATIV S Neo brings together Samsung's sleek design, AT&T's blazing fast 4G LTE network and the award-winning Windows Phone 8 operating system. Now, customers can get their favorite features all in a single package."
Customers can choose from more than 175,000 Windows Phone apps, including the full Microsoft® Office suite built in. Enjoy apps and games, plus exclusives like Halo: Spartan Assault, available for download from the Windows Phone Store. Windows Phone also gives users the ability to try out the full version of many paid apps before buying them.
The ATIV S Neo with Windows Phone 8 offers more ways to personalize the smartphone experience. The ability to customize Live Tiles allows users to make the phone come alive and become a true reflection of their personalities and interests. Live Tiles update in near real time and display information about people, places, songs, photos and apps.
Phone benefits include:
* A large, sharp 4.77" HD display
* 8MP back camera with LED flash that can capture up to 1080p video
* 1.9MP front camera sensor
* 16GB of built-in memory***
* External Micro SD slot for up to 64GB of removable storage
* 5GB of free online cloud storage through AT&T Locker
* 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
* ATIV Beam for transferring files between compatible phones