Its been almost two weeks now since Microsoft officially announced Windows Phone 8. At the lunch event we got to look at some of the new hands. Here we take a look at the ATIV S from Samsung.

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  • Premium Windows Phone 8 experience
  • 7GB free storage with SkyDrive
  • 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP auto-focus camera and 1.9MP front VT camera
  • Dimensions: 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm (5.40 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
  • Weight: 135 g (4.76 oz)
  • microSD card support up to 32 GB
  • Internal 16/32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM

The ATIV S has a physical Windows button on the bottom of the phone, along with a back and a search button.

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Here’s a quick look at Windows Phone 8 in action.

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And here is a closer look at the ATIV S itself:

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I have to say that I really like the ATIV S, and this is certainly the handset I would look at buying for my Windows Phone 8 experience.

Unfortunately the ATIV S has yet to be released and recent rumours suggest it won’t be available until some time in December, however I did see a display set up today in Phones4U and they seemed to think it was coming very soon.

What do you think of it, and also of Windows Phone 8? Let us know by leaving a comment below.