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Samsung Focus S is here, looks strangely familiar [VIDEO]

A Windows Phone flagship from Korea is on our hands. The Samsung Focus S for AT&T Wireless is closely related to the original Galaxy S II – the two top dogs share design and quite a few internal parts.

The Samsung Focus S packs a Snapdragon chipset with a single-core Scorpion CPU, clocked at 1.4GHz – as powerful as it gets on a Windows Phone packing device these days, given the strict hardware restrictions which Microsoft has for its mobile OS. The smartphone has 512MB of RAM and 16GB of built-in memory. A memory card slot is not present.

The rest of the hardware of the Focus S comes straight from the I9100′s parts bin. The screen is the familiar 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus with WVGA resolution. An 8MP autofocus camera with an LED flash can be found on the back. It is capable of 720p video capture. To make its Android sibling jealous, the Samsung Focus S does offer a dedicated button for its snapper. On the front of the device, you will find a 1.3MP unit to help you with the video calls. A 1650 mAh battery keeps the Focus S running.

The Samsung Focus S measures at 126 x 66.8 x 8.5 mm and tips the scale at the highly pocketable 110.6 grams.

Samsung Focus S live shots

There are no surprises in the software department of the Focus S. The smartphone runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. As always, we have prepared a video of the device in action for you. Check it out below.

A review is in the works, so stick around for more!


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