Rogers prices the Samsung ATIV S at $149.99 on a 3-year, official launch date still unknown

Ian Hardy

November 12, 2012 2:02 pm


The Samsung ATIV S has been relatively quiet. This Windows Phone 8 device was the first to be officially announced and probably last to be released. It’s known that the ATIV S will be available from Rogers, TELUS, Bell and SaskTel “this November.”

We’ve had some hands-on time with this illusive device and it’s certainly light, has a similar to style the GS III and comes with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1280×720 resolution), a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB RAM, an 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front camera and a 2300mAh battery.

News today about pricing comes directly from the Rogers website. They list their entire WP8 lineup, such as the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X and the Samsung ATIV S. There’s no indication about the no-term or month-to-month pricing, but they’ve now listed the ATIV S with a 3-year contract term of $149.99.

Source: Rogers
(Thanks Phil & Erik!)

  • Ogda

    So more or less the same price as on a 2-year contract in U.S. Interesting.

    • EvanKr

      Welcome to Canada.

    • JUST SAYING

      IF I WAS A WINDOWS 8 phones FAN I WILL GO WITH NOKIA LUMIA 920

      Sent from GAlaxy S3 On Rogers wireless

  • iphoneee

    does it come with siri? i want the white one

  • John Marshall

    Jesus! I think I’ll wait until Windows Phone 8 has better midrange options before dropping my current contract.

  • jellmoo

    Slightly surprised that they are marking this at a higher price than the 920 or 8X, since those two are getting more of the press. Other than the SD card slot and potentially the screen real estate, I’m not seeing a ton to indicate that this device should be priced higher.

    • Eluder

      You’re paying a premium for the Samsung brand.

  • gwydionjhr

    Interesting… they’re listing the 16GB Cali Blue as exclusive. This gives me hope that Bell or Telus will bring us the 16GB in Red or Yellow.

    • GOD

      sorry for you but… who wants a yellow phone ? If you want to sell it later, you loose all your value….just saying!

  • Randy

    @ jellmoo
    I agreed with you immediately but then if you think about it, it’s a win-win for the phone company’s. They don’t want people storing their media locally so that they use more data streaming from the cloud.
    So whether it’s a premium device or not, external storage is going to be a premium feature in the future. I guess it’s like buying a diesel vw nowadays.
    This trend frustrates me immensely.

  • Nick Depallo

    There should never be more posts leading up to the launch of a phone on a carrier, than actual number of units sold

    Give it a break, Windows Phone 8 is as dead as Zune. It’s nothing but a money pit, no matter how many positive bloggers are thrown at it

  • Max

    Nick, stick to your choppy and slow Android phone, or better yet, you’re oddly-shaped iPhone 5… LOL

  • ThePriceIsWrong

    Syrup:
    Could you make a habit of staiting th Outright price of Phones??

    That will give us a FAIR idea of the price. Otherwise can you state: “149.99 on a 3 yr contract with a minimum of $50 per month”

    (I asume that in order to avoid the looong title you will simply say $550 or something like that)

    Thank you Syrup.

  • MovieMan87

    This phone is pretty decent but I think it lacks the polish or that something “special” to set it apart. I played with on a bit ago, its a s3 with windows phone 8. I think I still prefer the nokia 920

    • MovieMan87

      One*

  • Mike

    Should only be priced at $199 without a contract. $149 with a 3 year contract is ridiculously priced to high lol.. Specially when the top of the line phone like the Nexus 4 with be $300 bucks with no contract. No price can beat it.

  • Bri

    the phone looks bad compared to 8x and lumia..

  • noknok

    so Nokia Lumia 920 is cheaper

  • ToxicTaZ

    Where is the ATIV S 32GB model?

    $149. for 16GB model
    $199. for 32GB model

    ATIV S is still not on Samsung Canada site yet!