The Nokia Lumia 900 currently leads Windows Phone invasion in US and the rest of the world has to stick with older but still reasonable Nokia Lumia 800 as the best option if you are looking for Windows Phone. Samsun has resources to push hundreds of devices each year and they have decided to release considerable competitor to the Nokia Luimia 900, called Focus 2.
We have seen Samsung Focus and like its successor it is powered by Windows Phone OS but current Samsung Widows Phone offerings haven’t gained popularity. This time is different as Samsung has introduced Windows Phone with better specs and it is also priced to sell, it retails for $49.99 on-contract.
The Samsung Focus 2 has a 4-inch Super AMOLED (PenTile matrix family just like Galaxy S3) display and a 5 megapixel shooter in the back, capable of recording up to 720p video. The Focus 2 has also front facing VGA camera for Skype and self-photos. All this is powered by single-core (Windows Phone OS doesn’t have support for multiple processor cores) 1.4Ghz CPU. The Focus 2 offers 4G LTE support for your web browsing pleasure.
Samsung’s latest Windows Phone will start be available on May 20th and like I already mentioned it will retail for friendly $49.99 on contract with AT&T.
Don’t be fooled by its price! Microsoft probably is subsidizing this phone to push Windows Phone platform in front of as many users as possible. Samsung Focus 2 is great looking phone and in combination with Windows Phone 7.5 OS it will be perfect fit for those who like great design and simple user interface and want to stand out.
Other mobile carriers haven’t confirmed if Samsung Focus 2 will stay exclusively for AT&T or we will see it elsewhere.
What are your thoughts about Windows Phone as mobile OS and do you consider buying Nokia Lumia 900 or Samsung Focus 2?
Update 1: Samsung Focus 2 is available on AT&T. Read more