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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.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.