Samsung is very well known in the Android realm for their breakthrough line of Galaxy devices, and although not to the same magnitude, the same could be said with regards to the Windows Phone 7 platform and the Focus.
The Samsung Focus S is an improved version of the original Focus which was released last year. The sleek new smartphone weighs in at a scant 3.9 oz, with mere .33 inch waistline. The brand new 4.3-inch, Super AMOLED Plus display adds an extra .3 inches to the displays size and upgrades the old PenTile grid to a full RGB display.
Although similar in design to its dual-core Android cousin, the Galaxy S II, the Samsung Focus S relies on a zippy 1.4GHz, Qualcomm single-core processor to run Windows Phone 7.5, Mango. Like the Galaxy S II series, the Focus S will carry an 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, which is paired with a dual-stage, dedicated camera button allowing for quick, high-quality shots.
The Focus S is available now in AT&T stores for $199.99 with a two-year contract; the question is, will Microsoft’s latest operating system be able to develop interest in the Android/iOS flooded market? I would have to say yes–Samsung’s cunning engineering and WP7’s colorful interface will quickly catch the eyes of feature-phone upgradees, while those who are jaded with the Android and iOS platforms will turn to the next best thing.