Hands-on with the Samsung Focus S Windows Phone

By on November 4, 2011 at 8:01 AM.

Hands-on with the Samsung Focus S Windows Phone

We stopped by Samsung’s offices in New York City recently to check out its brand new high-end Focus S Windows Phone. It is powered by Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the latest iteration of the operating system, and packs a number of features that put the phone on a par with the Galaxy S II. It offers a stellar 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 1.4GHz processor, support for AT&T’s HSPA+ network, an 8-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera or video chat. We loved how thin the device was at just 8.5-millimeters and, thanks to its plastic body, it looks a bit like the Galaxy S II from afar. AT&T will launch the Focus S sometime this fall for $199.99 this fall. We’ll be bringing you a review as soon as we can but in the meantime you can get a closer look at the phone by checking 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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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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