Samsung Focus S and Flash available now from AT&T

Right on cue, the Samsung Focus Flash and Samsung Focus S have appeared on the AT&T’s website, ready for purchase with free shipping and no contract activation fee. This nicely coincides with the Windows Phone event scheduled for November 7 in New York City, where these two devices are rumoured to be shown off in full.

The Samsung Focus S is the more expensive, and more high-end of the two devices. It will cost you US$550 outright or $200 on a two-year contract with AT&T, and comes with a beautiful 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display at 800 x 480 pixels. You also get an 8 MP camera with flash, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor with 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage and support for AT&T’s HSPA+ network.

The Focus S also manages to be amazingly thin at just 8.5 mm (the same as the Samsung Galaxy S II), while looking like a combination between the Galaxy S II and original Galaxy S; except running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, of course.

The Samsung Focus Flash comes in at $400 outright or $50 on a two-year contract. It comes with a 3.7” WVGA Super AMOLED display, 5 MP camera with flash, front-facing camera, the same 1.4 GHz processor as the Focus S but with 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage and again support for HSPA+. It’s 11mm thin, so not quite as thin as the Focus S but still good considering the price.

The HTC Titan on AT&T is also expected to make a showing at the New York City event, but there currently is no sight of the massive HTC device on the AT&T website.

Images courtesy of GSMArena; thanks to leakAddict for the tip!

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Microsoft erects a giant Windows Phone for NYC event

Next Story

US Cellular doesn't want the iPhone

11 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

If you are in the Seattle area the University Store has this on sale for $399.00 right now.

Chsoriano - I would generally tend to agree that it would have been nice for a 32GB version. I spoke to a friend tonight who has the Focus with a 32GB card and wants to upgrade but was concerned about the 16GB limit. I asked him how much space does he have left since he has owned the phone. He said outside of his 8GB of music(which is a LOT of songs) he is at about 9GB total. He uses SkyDrive for his pictures and Box.net as well.

As GP007 posted about the majority of the people are fine with 8GB or 16GB it's the marketing hype that gets people to make decisions on what they think they need as opposed to what they actually would need. 16GB is the least on the high end phones and for Samsung that is where they decided it was to be on the Focus S.

It is a fantastic phone and I am picking one up tomorrow. I have my Focus for sale and I have two buyers for it already. I will buy off contract at the MS Store local to me for $499.00 - $150(sale of Focus) which would land me in the $350.00 for a non contract phone. Not a bad deal in my opinion.

The only reason I would have liked to see a higher resolution screen is not for more space for an additional Tile or two. The text is sharp but not as sharp as the Retina display. If WP and other phone manufacturers can get the ppi and the high resolution by the end of the First QTR of next year that would be great and I will be upgrading again.

I do enjoy the Apps from the Apple store but from a heavy user of Emails and Messages the WP is the best device bar none. The integration is great and is one of the high points for WP.

I just hope the battery life is much better than the Focus.

Enron said,
I do wish the Focus S had a slot for additional storage, but I think it'll be my next phone anyway.

I agree - except I will not be picking this up today sadly, because I cannot justify spending $550 on a device with only 16GB

Focus S=minor Fail.......doesn't have at least 32GB of storage. I'll hold on to my original Focus, thanks very much.

ScubaDog said,
Focus S=minor Fail.......doesn't have at least 32GB of storage. I'll hold on to my original Focus, thanks very much.

Honestly, you're in the minority, most people are fine with 8GB or 16GB and I'm sure the phone makers know this otherwise everyone would be doing 32GB or more now if storage was the driving factor, yet it's not. Even Apple still releases a 8GB version of the iPhone last I checked.

The minority crying for 32GB+ are just that, the minority, the market would have changed accordingly otherwise.

4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display at 800 x 480 pixels

Low res All new Android phones will be 720p now like the Galaxy Nexus. Microsoft will have to do better than that.

Joey S said,

Low res All new Android phones will be 720p now like the Galaxy Nexus. Microsoft will have to do better than that.

You and a few others make this an issue, devs on the other hand are perfectly happy only having to worry about one res and not 5. I also don't think most phone buyers actually care unless they're the people who frequent this place.

wish they would just make a white one that looked like the galaxy s2 so my girlfriend would get it.. shes going with android not because of any OS thing but just because these ones dont look good enough.. like they could easily get a ton of girls to jump on if they would release the nokia 710 colour ones here in canada but looks like they lost another customer.

Lachlan said,
wish they would just make a white one that looked like the galaxy s2 so my girlfriend would get it.. shes going with android not because of any OS thing but just because these ones dont look good enough.. like they could easily get a ton of girls to jump on if they would release the nokia 710 colour ones here in canada but looks like they lost another customer.

And the tech community was sneering at Nokia's replaceable backplates. "What is this, the year 2000?" they laughed.

But this is an example of how Nokia knows its customer. People actually want phones with customizable color.