Samsung and AT&T have announced an upgrade for the 2010’s Samsung Focus Windows Phone handset. The new device, dubbed the Samsung Focus 2, is to come with some interesting enhancements. AT&T will start selling the Focus 2 on May 20 for $50 with data contract. The handset boasts a glossy and all-white design, though contrasting with Windows Phone’s bright colors. It is also a thin and lightweight handset that Windows Phone lovers will certainly fall in love with. The new Focus 2 comes with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. It has a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and comes preloaded with many Windows Phone apps and features. Here is a rundown to the specs and features of the Focus 2.
Samsung Focus 2 tech specs
Form factor: Focus 2 is heavier and thicker than its predecessor with the dimensions of 121.7 x 62.7 x 11mm and weight of 122 grams. However, it is a small handset in comparison with many other products out in stores.
Display: The second Focus Windows Phone handset touts the same 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels at 233ppi. The screen has multitouch capability and looks quite nice to see.
Processor & GPU: A 1.4GHz Scorpion Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Adreno 205 graphical processor power Samsung Focus 2. No details of its RAM capability are known.
Storage: Like the original version, the Focus 2 sports 8GB of internal storage. But the device unfortunately drops a microSD slot, which could help users slot in external memory sticks for extra memory.
Operating System: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the most recent update to the Windows Phone, is the firmware of the Focus. Its predecessor runs on Windows Phone 7. The new Mango version brings many incredible features and capabilities to the handsets.
Camera: When it comes to the camera specs, the Focus 2 boasts a 5-megapixel rear camera with 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging and image stabilization. It can capture video at 720p@30fps. There is a front facing VGA camera to let users make video chats.
Connectivity: Connectivity features of the Focus 2 include GPRS (Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps), EDGE (Class 12), HSDPA (21 Mbps), HSUPA (5.76 Mbps), 4G LTE (Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and a microUSB 2.0 port.
Battery: A powerful Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery is yet another great thing with the Focus 2 from Samsung.
What is great?
Notable things with the Focus 2 include a 4-inch display, low price, better camera and a decent processor. Indeed, with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the device is a robust smartphone that Windows Phone fans can buy with no hesitation at all. It also comes with the 4G LTE connectivity so that users can enjoy internet faster on the handset.
What is not so great?
Samsung has brought little changes to Focus’s second generation. Commonly, companies upgrade their handsets adding lots of improvements. But Samsung has just surfaced the Focus 2 with a few changes.
What others say?
Let us see what Ben Rudolph says of Focus 2 on the Windows Phone blog,
“Samsung was cool enough to get me a Focus 2 about a week ago and having used it around the office, I can tell you that it’s a worthy successor to the original Focus. Whereas the original Focus was long and lean, the Focus 2 is a bit shorter and feels a bit squatter. That may sound like a step backwards in design, but its most definitely not; Samsung has done a great job making the phone really ergonomic and is comfortable to hold, and pocket-friendly to boot.”
Well, Samsung Focus 2 is a great upgrade to its 2010 original version. After the original Focus, Samsung launched a couple of Windows Phone handsets called the Focus Flash and Focus S. However, the new upgrade for Focus comes with many amazing features. The device is smarter than its predecessor. Apart from low price factor, the Focus 2 has 4G LTE connectivity from AT&T, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and many other features.