Samsung Focus 2 coming May 20, dressed in white

 

It was only a few days ago that a white Windows Phone from Samsung first appeared on the Internet and today we finally get to see the entire picture. The phone is the Samsung Focus 2 is now up on AT&T (not quite ready for pre-orders yet) and according to the Windows Phone blog, will land on May 20th for $49.99 with a two-year agreement.

The device will support AT&T’s LTE network, 4” Super-AMOLED display, 5MP shooter, front facing VGA camera, and is dressed in White; no information was give about the size of the battery.

Samsung gave @benthepcguy a device a bit early (hook us up Samsung!) and he posted up a bit more about the device on the Windows Phone blog including pictures and hands on impressions.

With the device coming in at $49.99, it will undercut the recently launched Lumia 900. Head on over to an AT&T store on May 20th to pick this device up or go to AT&T.com to get more information now.

Image Credit: Microsoft

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Owen W said,
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Owen, you know better than this.

Samsung makes the phone. As long as it meets reference spec and the licenses fees are paid, MS are happy.

They just had to squeeze their logo onto the front of the phone even though it's already on the back.
It looks like an ugly out of place afterthought.

Auroka said,
They just had to squeeze their logo onto the front of the phone even though it's already on the back.
It looks like an ugly out of place afterthought.

The logo sits on the bottom only in the AT&T version. Looks much better when it's in place of the carrier logo on unbranded handsets.

I wish they'd leave the front blank and place all of their branding at the back. It's what people see most of the time anyways when you're using it.

done with Samsung. My Focus, and Focus S felt cheap. The curved tops left a gap for static electricity to shock my ears when i had my headphones on. Im happy with my Lumia 900.

MikeInBA said,
done with Samsung. My Focus, and Focus S felt cheap. The curved tops left a gap for static electricity to shock my ears when i had my headphones on. Im happy with my Lumia 900.
Ditto. Until Samsung gives up some of their profits for better design and, even more importantly, Quality Control, then I will be sticking with Nokia and Apple as my manufacturers of choice.

The Focus was definitely a cheap effort (yet it was still the nicest Windows Phone in the US), and the Focus S was nice, but the phone itself was cheap as dirt; the screen isn't even scratch resistant and my empty pockets have ended up leaving two scratches on my Focus S' screen.

On the bright side, I am actually happy to see smaller screen sizes. My girlfriend simply cannot use phones that are bigger than 4.3" because the phones simply get too big. The iPhone, original Focus and Lumia 710/800 all work quite well for people like her. This race to massive isn't even pleasing to me, as I think 4.3" is about what I like (even though I did like messing with my brother's Titan II).

Same cam and same screen size as the first-gen Focus? Why?! LTE is nice but c'mon....there has to be more to this other than faster connections and a nice white coat of paint.

seebaran said,
Same cam and same screen size as the first-gen Focus? Why?! LTE is nice but c'mon....there has to be more to this other than faster connections and a nice white coat of paint.

Doesn't seem like they beefed it up other than adding LTE, probably to compete on price now, $399.99 off contract it seems.

GP007 said,

Doesn't seem like they beefed it up other than adding LTE, probably to compete on price now, $399.99 off contract it seems.

I can get the Galaxy Nexus for $399.99. This deserves $249.99-$299.99 off contract.

Perseus Prime said,
What were they thinking? With Lumia 900 around who is going to buy this one?

The SSheep.

Samsung keep complaining about poor Windows Phone sales, yet all they release is crap. Why not a flagship device for Windows?

McKay said,
Samsung keep complaining about poor Windows Phone sales, yet all they release is crap. Why not a flagship device for Windows?

They could do one with WP8 later this year, this is just a respin to get into the LTE game with AT&T.