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AT&T unveils 4.3-inch Samsung Focus S as part of its Windows Phone Mango lineup

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AT&T unveils 4.3-inch Samsung Focus S as part of its Windows Phone Mango lineup
AT&T’s has just unveiled its Windows Phone Mango lineup consisting of three new handsets and the first in AT&T’s list is the ultra thin 4.3-inch Samsung Focus S, which builds on the original WP-running Samsung Focus. The handset uses Super AMOLED Plus technology for its display, which means punchier colors and deeper blacks.

The Samsung Focus S strips much of the bulk of the original Focus as it comes with a thin 0.34-inch (8.55mm) body, just a hair thicker than the Galaxy S II's .33" profile. Under the hood, a 1.4GHz processor runs the Mango goodness and if it turns out to be a dual-core one, the Focus S might well turn out to be a remake of the Galaxy S II, stuffed with Mango. An 8-megapixel camera on the back will add appeal to the Focus S, while up front it comes with a 1.3-megapixel snapper, perfect for video conferencing. Just like the rest of AT&T's Mango lineup, the handset comes with 4G HSPA+ connectivity.

Interestingly, AT&T also mentions that the original Samsung Focus S is the best selling Windows Phone handset stateside up until now.

Update: There are no details yet about the exact price and we’re still waiting for the press shots to appear, but in the meantime, we went down memory lane back to July when Microsoft unveiled what looked like a Galaxy S II running Mango (pictured above), which might have turned out to be the Samsung Focus S. We also know that the Focus S is arriving this fall, plus you already know the specs, so feel free to share your initial impressions in the comments below.

source: AT&T

Microsoft showed a Galaxy S II lookalike back in July, which have transformed into the Samsung Focus S
Microsoft showed a Galaxy S II lookalike back in July, which have transformed into the Samsung Focus S

Microsoft showed a Galaxy S II lookalike back in July, which have transformed into the Samsung Focus S


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posted on 12 Sep 2011, 09:23 2

1. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


And the Galaxy S II with WP7 has arrived. Not bad at all.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 09:42

5. kenshiro (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)


More like the Galaxy W with WP7.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 11:13

15. whattheheck (unregistered)


maybe in the cpu category but that's about it. everything else it is more like SGS II.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 13:01

19. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


so then it would make it an intrigue or whatever that 4.5 inch single core phone on ATT is. :)

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 17:08

22. Jay (unregistered)


Yeah but let's be honest, the Galaxy S II is all about that processor...otherwise you just get...an Infuse or something

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 13:49 1

21. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


Uhh no. The W has a 3.7" LCD screen vs. this with a 4.3" SAMOLED.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 10:08 2

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


it is amazing! thank u samsung and microsoft.. and god nokia if samsung can make this in what a few months how is it taking you a full freaking year..

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 09:24 3

2. snowgator (Posts: 3160; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Wow. Nice start. Of course it is AT&T. They will be huge supporters of Mango like they were the soft start of W7. Looking excitedly to see the other handsets and what the other carriers have.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 11:11

14. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Ahhhhh no!!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 09:25 1

3. MarloThaMartian (Posts: 41; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)


Wow I have the original Focus. I might have to get this for my upgrade.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 09:28 1

4. Galen20K (Posts: 506; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


impressive specs but kind of ugly design. unless thats just a pic of the original Focus, hopefully they've redesigned the look of it cause the original was a dog, even tho it had an impressive screen.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 09:46

6. whattheheck (unregistered)


dude, the pic is of the original focus.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 10:06 3

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


that is certainly not the original focus,...

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 11:15

16. patience (unregistered)


look carefully again.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 19:34 1

24. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


believe me i have one in my pocket... maybe u shud check again...

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 10:59 1

10. Galen20K (Posts: 506; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


it "was" the original focus picture, now they've updated the article and yes, the new version looks so much better than the Original. Very sexy! : )

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 11:59

17. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


That is a pic of the old focus. The new one will probably be the smartphone that microsoft showed long time back. Everyone thought it would be the galaxy SII.This is the exact same thing. Just a bigger single core rather than two smaller dual ones. I guess its a WP7 restriction.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 10:26 1

9. yes!!! (unregistered)


Been waiting for a mango for ages now. Coming from an boring iphone 4. Just not doing it for me with the boring IOS.This is surely a big upgrade for me. Focus S or S2. :)

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 11:01 1

11. Joshcub (unregistered)


It's single core because WP7 phones run extremely fast on single core so there is no need for dual core.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 11:08 1

12. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 352; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Wonder if apple has the b**ls to sue this phone.. Hmmm...

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 18:49

30. What a turd (unregistered)


get a life.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 11:10 2

13. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I really don't understand. AT&T and T-Mobile (GSM) already have all the good WP7 devices. Don't you think if you put out good hardware for other carriers, it might sell better? CDMA has 2 phones in the US. There are MANY people on both networks, especially combined. They need to help us out SNOWGATOR! lol.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 13:03 2

20. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


GSM is normally first because a lot of the big markets outside of the US use GSM so its just an easier conversion. As far as why you dont see more on VZW or Sprint, u need to talk to the carriers as they have final say of whats on the lineup

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 17:25

23. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I actually did email a marketing officer on the matter of Sprint having almost all Android now. I mean, that's not a problem, but they need a little more variety. Now the really good GSII is coming out, the iPhone is coming, but there isn't much love for WP7 but one device. And the specs on that ONE device are not that great. They are pretty standard for a touchscreen phone. You can't just sell one mediocre phone with a specific OS and when it doesn't sell, just not offer anything else. Its just a bummer. Hopefully it changes with holidays coming up.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 09:02

25. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats why u sell to the capabilities of the software, not of the hardware. you never once hear apple touting hardware, just its "magical" interface of all icons.
WP7 is an awesome OS and I cant wait for it to mature into a full fledged competitior. It doesnt need the hardware that android needs.. yet.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 12:14 1

18. Goboy35 (unregistered)


I hope to see this in a dual core vice a single core, but wp7 do run much faster than the other OS... LIKE WHAT I HEARING

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 12:42

26. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


I haven't looked in long time but how is the application market for WP7 now? Has it grown much and are the apps better supported?

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 13:11

27. Sammy sam (unregistered)


Samsung Focus S will be offered in UK under different name.....but thing is, Samsung are STILL waiting for UK carriers to let them know IF they are going to buy any....So, its still unclear how widely available this handset will be....Lets hope all UK carriers place orders!

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 15:12

28. mango.. (unregistered)


if Samsung put just as much effort into advertising and getting to carriers as they did the GS2 they have another amazing seller. all they and Microsoft have to do is show the world the great hardware, and amazing intuitive os and they could do amazing. same with HTC and the titan. I think that by the end of 2012 iOS android and WP7 will all be about the same size.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 15:13

29. mango.. (unregistered)


and hype

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