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Samsung Focus S Is Windows Phone Version Of Galaxy S2

Samsung will be launching a new top of the range Windows Phone smartphone, called the Focus S, that will be based on the new Mango OS and will be launched next week at Microsoft's BUILD developer event.

A number of sources have reported that the smartphone - which is the direct replacement for the Focus or Omnia 7 in the UK - will come with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED plus display with a resolution likely to be 800x480 pixels, like the Samsung Galaxy S2.

Interestingly, the phone is likely to be powered by a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, the same that lies within the HTC Flyer tablet, and by Microsoft's Mango OS.

The rest of the specifications include: 4G-capable connectivity, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a rear eight megapixel shooter with flash, but no microSD card as expected; the phone is a mere 8.55mm thick.

The phone will be smaller than the HTC Titan, which sports a 4.7-inch WVGA screen, but with roughly similar hardware; both handsets will be available at AT&T but it is not known when the Focus S will land in the UK.

The Omnia 7 is currently available in the UK as the i8700 with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, a five-megapixel camera, a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen and Windows Phone 7, for around £300.