For the last one week, there’s been quite a handful of awesome Windows phone 7 devices brewing up some storm, and guess what, Samsung too decided to plunge in with its device, called the “Focus”.
Previously rumored as the Samsung i917 Cetus, this phone from Samsung AT&T runs the latest version of Windows phone [WP] 7 and is expected to hit the shores this November 2010. The focus is powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, with 512MB RAM/ROM ensuring enough horse power for your multitasking needs. Featuring a 4-inches Super AMOLED screen, this WP promises lower power consumption and a brighter screen, resulting in much comfortable reading under direct sunlight. The screen used on the device is a capacitive multi-touch and has a great viewing resolution of 400×800 pixels with 16M color grade display.
The front face of the phone has three soft buttons, (back, menu, and search) and in the rear is a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and is capable of recording videos in 720p HD format at 24 frames per second! A standard 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom ensures you don’t have to stick to those skimpy headphone bundles and can simply plug in the ones you already own and love. Alongside is a micro USB slot for PC connectivity, this also acts as the charger port. On the left, you’ll find the commonly placed Volume rocker lined with a metal finish.
The accelerometer and the proximity sensors add a lot of Mojo to your phone, with auto turn-on and turn-off plus orientation sensor functionality. Samsung claims of “seamless” integration with almost all your Microsoft products, including Xbox Live and the Zune. So what’s in it for you? Better sync ability, silly! For the road warrior, this phone comes with an inbuilt GPS chip, and is one of the sleekest phones you’ll ever see on WP7, weighing just over 4 ounces and offering a great battery life. And for those who love to stay connected all the time, there’s native support for all your social networking sites, Facebook, Twitter to name a few, and high-speed Internet (carrier dependent) GPRS, EDGE, HSPDA, and yes of course, what’s a Smartphone without Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, you name it, they’ve got it! Samsung Focus offers everything a Smartphone does, then a little more, all in all a sleek body at just 0.39 inches.
Wrapping it up, first Samsung version of Windows Phone 7 seems promising, covering almost all the functionalities of a phone. That’s about on the preview, stay tuned as we review this little beast when it will hit the US market.