Samsung Story Album debuts for the ATIV S

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Samsung, perhaps stung a little by Nokia Storyteller, has created a new way of viewing and organising your captured photos on the ATIV S - Story Album is new, though currently exclusive to only Samsung Windows Phone devices.

From the very minimalist Store description:

Create albums of your daily events
Keep your special moments in one place using your timeline
Your treasured memories will always be with you

Not much of a description, is it? In fact, there's nothing obvious to recommend this app over the built-in Windows Phone Photos hub based on this. Interestingly, Samsung already had Family Story (mentioned in our ATIV S review here), but Nokia's afforts with Nokia Storyteller clearly struck a bell with Samsung and Story Album is the result:

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Various 'abum' views of captured photos, with descriptions for both albums and (optionally) photos themselves....

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Opening up an album in Story Album

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Most of the hard work is done for you in terms of interesting magazine-style layouts for your thumbnails on the page - assuming this is what you want; (right) photos can still be viewed full-screen, of course.

ATIV S owners can grab Story Album in the Windows Phone Store here. It's not available for non-Samsung devices - naturally!

PS. Here's Rafe's look at Nokia's Storyteller - I doubt we've seen the last attempt at presenting captured photos in interesting ways. Comments welcome - I tend to stick to the standard and very efficient Photos/Camera roll gallery! 

Source / Credit: Windows Phone Store