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First WP 8.1 Based Smartphone from Samsung Under Development

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Microsoft's announcement of its Windows Phone OS upgrade came too late for Samsung and Verizon as they start taking pre orders for the Samsung Ativ SE, Samsung is already working on a model that will support the new software.

What is thought to be called the Ativ Core will be Samsung's first smartphone to support the WP 8.1 software update.

According to leaked details, it is expected to come with a 4.5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, either an 8 or 13 megapixel camera, 1 GB of RAM, and a 2,100 mAh battery.

That places it fairly square in the mid-range of smartphone specifications, and matches Microsoft's own desire to see its software deployed in cheaper models in order to expand the product range.

The first WP 8.1 based Nokia handsets are expected in May, which may be the same for the first Samsung model as well.

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