Samsung unleashed its first ever LTE compatible Windows Phone, Samsung Focus 2 through AT&T carrier. Naturally, as a successor of widely acclaimed Focus S, it gets a small specs bump. This is AT&T’s third Windows Phone offering. Of course, Samsung has nothing overwhelming to offer to WP community, at least with this handset. As always has been the case with earlier Windows Phone, Focus 2 comes with slightly outdated hardware and is nothing compared to Samsung earlier venture behemoth Galaxy S3. It will have to compete with HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900 which is already available on AT&T at the same price on contract.
Now comes the shocker, the front side of Samsung Focus 2 has striking resemblance with Lumia 710. Criticisms have already started hitting the web accusing Samsung ripping of Nokia’s design. As for software, it runs on latest Windows Phone 7.5 OS, so there is nothing new in this front. It would be interesting to see how many people opt to go for Mango powered device, especially after cloud surrounding Apollo firmware is still remains blurry.
Samsung Focus 2 Specs
- Powered by Windows Phone 7.5 OS
- 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon single core processor
- 4.0” WVGA Super AMLED screen
- 480x 800 pixels display with capacitive touchscreen
- 5.0 MP rear camera with Auto focus
- Front facing VGA camera
- HD recording possible
- 8GB internal memory
- LTE, HSDPA+ connectivity
- 4.79 “x 2.47″ x 0.43″ dimension
- 4.3 ounces weight
- 1750 mAh battery
Addition of front facing camera will help those who frequently use Tango video chat or Skype video calling service. Compared to its predecessor, there is a small boost in processor but is not significant enough. AMOLED display and price point is a big factor deciding the fate of this budget phone, though. However, it would be interesting to see that how it can outgun Lumia 900 which has better build and lot more solidity. Not to forget pile of exclusive apps made available by Nokia to its lumia series users. The Focus 2 will be available in glossy white model and will cost you $49.99 on contract.
Do you think that Windows Phone has advanced in the direction to compete with behemoth Android and iOS? In fact, are you happy with Samsung’s offering with Focus 2 handset?Tags: samsung