has won a fair number of fans in the Android space with its Galaxy line of smartphones, so if looking to duplicating that success in Windows Phone territory
, it makes sense to stick with a physical design that works. That's what Samsung has done -- the company's ATIV SE is now official and it arrives at Verizon dressed like a Galaxy S4
but rocking Windows Phone 8.
It also has an un-named 2.3GHz quad-core processor (our money's on it being a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC), 5-inch Full HD 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage supplemented with a microSD card slot, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera that's accessible when the phone is locked, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 4G LTE connectivity, 2,600 mAh battery, and Windows Phone 8.
Not only does the ATIV SE look like a Galaxy S4, the specs are very close as well. The ATIV SE has a faster processor, a lower version of Bluetooth (3.0 versus 4.0 LE) and a bigger frame measuring 5.24 inches (H) by 2.75 inches (W) by 0.33 inches (D).
The Samsung ATIV SE is available to pre-order at Verizon Wireless for $200 with a two-year service agreement for $600 off contract. Verizon's running a promotion where if you buy one on a two-year plan, you get a select second phone for free. The phone will ship out April 12.