Samsung Focus Flash review

By on November 4, 2011 at 2:30 PM.

Samsung Focus Flash review

Samsung’s Focus Flash will soon join the Samsung Focus S on AT&T’s shelves as the South Korea-based company’s second and third Windows Phone devices in the United States. The Focus Flash is a budget-friendly $50 handset and, despite its low price point, it offers a number of enhancements over the original Focus. Is the Focus Flash a worthy successor to the Focus? Can Mango tango with other entry-level handsets in the sub-$50 smartphone space? Hit the break for my full Focus Flash review to find out.

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Samsung Focus Flash hands-on

By on November 4, 2011 at 8:00 AM.

Samsung Focus Flash hands-on

We met up with Samsung recently to check out the Focus Flash, a brand new Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) device that will be available on AT&T shortly for $49.99 with a new contract. The Focus Flash isn’t as high-end as the Focus S, but it does offer a number of compelling hardware features that make it a worthy upgrade over the original Focus. It is equipped with a 1.4GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing camera for video chat and support for AT&T’s HSPA+ data network. We’re a little turned off that the Focus Flash doesn’t support microSD cards and that it has a smaller 3.7-inch display than the original Focus. Its Super AMOLED display was nice and bright, though, and it was noticeably faster than the Focus when we opened and closed apps with both phones side by side. We’ll be bringing you a full review soon, but in the meantime check out our gallery below.

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AT&T to launch Samsung Focus S ($200), Focus Flash ($50) on November 6th

By on October 28, 2011 at 4:45 PM.

AT&T to launch Samsung Focus S ($200), Focus Flash ($50) on November 6th

AT&T on Friday announced that Samsung’s Focus S and Focus Flash smartphones will become available for purchase on November 6th. First announced last month, the Focus S and Focus Flash are two-thirds of AT&T’s Windows Phone lineup going into the holidays, with the HTC Titan filling out the carrier’s arsenal. The Samsung Focus Flash is an entry-level smartphone  that will retail for $49.99 on contract. It features a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.4GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera and a forward-facing camera. The high-end Focus S features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.4GHz processor, HSPA+, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and it will retail for $199.99 on contract. AT&T has not yet announced launch details for the HTC Titan. More →

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AT&T’s Focus S and Focus Flash finally pictured alongside Titan

By on October 20, 2011 at 7:25 AM.

AT&T’s Focus S and Focus Flash finally pictured alongside Titan

AT&T’s first three Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices were announced last month, but the pair of Samsung devices included in that announcement stayed behind the curtain while HTC’s Titan took center stage. Wednesday night at the AllThingsD Asia conference, Samsung’s Focus S and Focus Flash finally made their debut, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone team posted images of the phones on one a company blogs. Specs for these devices were already revealed in September; the higher-end Focus S features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.4GHz processor, HSPA+, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera while the Focus S includes a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.4GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera and a forward-facing camera. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced. Photos of the individual devices follow below. More →

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Samsung announces GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY S II HD LTE and Omnia W smartphones

By on September 26, 2011 at 7:55 AM.

Samsung announces GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY S II HD LTE and Omnia W smartphones

Samsung on Monday unveiled three new smartphones in South Korea, the GALAXY S II LTE and GALAXY S II HD LTE Android phones, and the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango-powered Omnia W. The GALAXY S II HD LTE is Samsung’s first GALAXY-branded smartphone to feature a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, with a pixel count coming in at 1280 x 720 equal to 316 ppi. It also features a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 16GB of memory, an 8-megapixel camera with support for 1080p HD video capture, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and, as its mouthful of a name might suggest, 4G LTE support. Read on for more. More →

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AT&T’s first Windows Phone Mango devices: HTC TITAN, Samsung Focus S, Samsung Focus Flash

By on September 12, 2011 at 9:47 AM.

AT&T’s first Windows Phone Mango devices: HTC TITAN, Samsung Focus S, Samsung Focus Flash

AT&T announced on Monday that its first Windows Phone Mango devices will be the Samsung Focus S, the HTC TITAN and the Samsung Focus Flash. We recently had hands-on time with the HTC TITAN, which has a 4.7-inch display and a 1.5GHz processor. The Samsung Focus S will offer a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.4GHz processor, support for AT&T’s HSPA+ network, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. The Samsung Focus Flash offers a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.4GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera and a forward-facing camera for video chats. AT&T also restated that its current Windows Phone devices, which includes the HTC HD7S, Samsung Focus, LG Quantum and HTC Surround, will receive the Windows Phone Mango update this fall. AT&T has not yet announced pricing for the new phones or release dates.

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