Sprint to launch Samsung ATIV S Neo on Friday

In July, Sprint started selling its first Windows Phone 8 device, the HTC 8XT. Today, Microsoft has confirmed that Sprint's second Windows Phone 8 smartphone will go on sale Friday and like the HTC 8XT, the phone will be a Sprint exclusive.

The official Windows Phone blog says that the new phone, the Samsung ATIV S Neo, will be priced at $150 with a new two year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. The phone has a large (for Windows Phone 8) display at 4.8 inches with a resolution of 1280x720. It also has a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage and an eight megapixel rear view camera.

Samsung has developed a number of its own Windows Phone 8 apps that are designed to add some extra features to the camera on the ATIV S Neo, including Beauty Shot that can put in smoother skin in headshot photos and Manga Camera that turns people in images into Japanese cartoon characters. Samsung has also included its own Photo Editor with ATIV S Neo that can also be used to share images with others.

Finally, the Samsung ATIV S Neo includes ATIV Beam, which uses NFC to share photos, videos and more with not just Windows Phone 8 smartphones but also some Android phones as well.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Samsung

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It has been a long 3 year wait, but I'll finally get my Windows Phone from Sprint. I wish it were a Nokia, but I'll take this and be happy for now.

This is good news, the phone looks nice. Of course I wish there was more variety but for Sprint I think I'd be happy with this device. Still waiting on the Q10 to launch for Sprint as well. I think my choices would be between this phone and the Q10 at this point.