Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash first press shots surface

Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash first press shots surface
Finally, more than a month after getting officially unveiled on AT&T, the WP Mango-running Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash have their official press shots, so we know how they look like. 

But it’s not just about the looks and design - the two phones are among the first to come with a second-gen Snapdragon processor, the S2. Unlike the S1, which the first wave of Windows Phones had back in 2010, the S2 puts less strain on the battery as it uses the more precise 45nm technology for manufacturing. The S1, in contrast, comes with 65nm chip. Except for the improved power consumption, you also get higher clock speeds and a noticeably, up to two times, faster graphical processor in the form of Adreno 205. Both new devices come with the Snapdragon S2 clocked at 1.4GHz.

The Samsung Focus S is clearly the high-end model, with a bigger, 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display. On the back, there’s an 8-megapixel camera, while up front a 1.3MP shooter will be a welcome addition for video conferencing. The Focus S is also extremely thin - just 0.34” (8.55mm) at its slimmest point, almost as much as the Android-running Galaxy S II.

The Samsung Focus Flash is the more affordable and smaller brother of the Focus S with a 3.7” Super AMOLED screen and a 5-megapixel camera. The price is still an unknown, though, but the devices are slated for release this fall, so we should get this final bit of information very soon.

source: AnandTech

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Focus S
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Focus Flash
  • Display 3.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.5 Mango



6. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Wp put on old design that's being sued by Apple. Not good! Will stick with Nokia and HTC.

5. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

If I can work out my issues with AT&T customer service, this is a fun time to be a WP fan. While I am leaning to the Titan right now, I will give the S all the chances in the world to win me over. Or, do I wait and see when the Nokia Ace comes out? Hmmmm......

2. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Focus the GSII...very goods specs (the best at the time for Windows Phone) but poor, poor, poor design. It so consensual, without fun, without class, without excellent materials... It looks like a cheap mid-or-low end Android...

3. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

As I've said before, Samsung is cheap as sh*t. They always use cheap materials on their products which is kinda rip off for the price.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

While I very much prefer wieght and a solid feel, a lot of people love the feather light Samsung feel as can be seen by their sales. Truthfully, I have yet to read or hear of problems with the build being easily broken or defective, so that plastic feel must be fairly durable.

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1257; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I agree actually. I think the smaller lower end one looks better. And besides the camera and screen, virtually same specs. I hope they sell well and i'd love to see wp7 take off but i just can't seem to get myself to take the jump to this from android. WP7 just needs better marketing- or just marketing period.

8. Deicide

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

So would you rate the materials of the iPhone 4/4S to be superior? Glass and aluminum which feels nice in hand, but when you compare the two in drop tests, you will see that the S2 fares better.

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the Focus S looks like the Windows Phone to get although it's sad that that's not saying much at this point...

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