Samsung's new Windows Phone is a solid device with enticing features for business users. The handset features a sharp, roomy 5-inch display; a fast processor; and long battery life. It's also the first Samsung smartphone to run Windows Phone 8.1, a new version of the mobile operating system that's packed with productivity-boosting features. The ATIV SE is currently available for preorder, and it's set to hit store shelves on April 24. Here are three features that make it worth the wait.
The ATIV SE should satisfy business users in the market for a speedy smartphone. Under the hood, it packs a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM, so you can expect snappy performance and smooth multitasking. The centerpiece of the ATIV SE is its sharp, 5-inch, 1080p display, which is big enough for real productivity but doesn't sacrifice too much portability. Samsung's new Windows Phone also ships with 16GB of onboard storage.
Windows Phone 8.1
The ATIV SE will debut with Windows Phone 8, but an over-the-air upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to be available shortly after the smartphone's launch. Windows Phone 8.1, the latest iteration of the Windows Phone platform, features Cortana, a voice-activated personal digital assistant that gets to know you based on your usage, and can notify you of upcoming appointments, flight information, weather alerts and more. Also new is the Action Center, which is similar to the notification hub found on both the Android and iOS operating systems. Just swipe down from the top of your phone's display to view all of your alerts at a glance. Read a full rundown of the new features of Windows Phone 8.1 here.
Long battery life
The ATIV SE packs a beefy 2,600-mAh battery, so you can expect above-average endurance from the device. That's important for business users who rely on their mobile device to help them stay connected and productive through the end of the workday.
Originally published on Business News Daily.