I guess there is some advantages to not having to wait for Windows Phone 8.1.
The Samsung ATIV SE, which strangely enough was not shown off at BUILD 2014, is now on pre-order at Verizon, for shipping by the 12th April.
The handset is on sale for $199.99 on contract, with Verizon offering a buy one, get one free deal on the device.
The smartphone is right up there with the other flagship Windows Phones, with a 1080P 5 inch AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 800 2.23GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB on-board storage with support for microSD cards support, a 13MP rear and 2MP front camera.
It will ship with Windows Phone 8 in place, presumably with an update some time over the next few months.
The handset is slimmer and lighter than the Lumia Icon and includes microSD card support, which in some ways makes it a pretty competitive choice with the Nokia handset, especially with some of Nokia’s goodies coming to other Windows Phones soon.
Which one will our Verizon-using readers choose? Let us know below.