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AT&T Samsung Focus 2 specs surface

Samsung Focus 2

Early today AT&T announced the latest 4G LTE Windows Phone to their line-up, the Samsung Focus 2. There wasn't much on specs available with the announcement but the Focus 2 is now up on Samsung.com with a full specs list.

The entry level Windows Phone measures 4.79 x 2.47 x .43 inches and weighs only 4.3 ounces. Comparatively, this is a smidgen smaller, thicker and heavier than the original Focus (4.84x2.56x.39 inches and 4.1 ounces).

The Focus 2 has a 4" Super AMOLED screen, 5 megapixel rear camera, VGA front, 8 gigabytes of storage, and a 1.4ghz processor. Everything is powered by a 1750mah battery.  On paper, the Focus 2 makes for a nice entry level Windows Phone.

The Focus 2 will be available in glossy white and will run $49.99 after contractual discounts. Look for it at AT&T on May 20, 2012 and you can sign up for email notifications over at AT&T's Focus 2 site.

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AT&T Samsung Focus 2 specs surface

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I had the Focus (I). Loved it. I only replaced it because I like shiny new. :( So I got the Titan and eventually the Titan II.  I love the Titan II the screen size is great. But after fixing an issue with my sisters phone recently I discovered that I miss the size of the Focus.  Man, between the Nokia, possible new Focus 2, etc... :( Choices. Such a terrible 1st world problem to have.

:-( to only 8GB of storage (unless it has a secret SD slot like the Focus 1).  16GB on this phone for $50 would have been a killer bargain for the specs.  Nice looking phone regardless.

This phone is not entry level, it is very good.  I think this phone is better then the Lumia 710 and 800, but perhaps not the 900.  If it is anything like the original Focus it should be a great, reliable, rock solid phone.  Wish I had one.

The fact that this phone doesn't have Nokia's apps already makes it less interesting than the Lumias, besides the design is in no way as nice as that of the Lumias, not to mention that it has a pentile screen (like the Lumia 800 admittedly, but still). I think it's a good entry level phone, but I would still choose the Lumia 710 over this any day. (Plus 8 gigs kind of kill the whole thing IMO). Other than that, it is true that it is a very good looking phone.

I was really hoping for expandable memory on this. I can't deal with 8, or even 16, gigs on my phone. That option has been keeping me from upgrading. I guess I'll have to stick with my Focus 1.

4" pentile screen (SUPER AMOLED... but not plus), no thanks.
 
Lumia 900 actually has RBG Clear Black screen and you can get it for this price pretty much.

So besides the incremental upgrades to the Focus (and the front facing camera) there is nothing new here? On the flip side, I'm going to take a wild guess and say they made the storage non-expandable like the Focus S' which makes this a little worse to own than the original Focus (you can still buy that thing for $200 at certain places). A little disappointed that Samsung is trying to milk money out of the phone instead of actually working on it and trying to sell it. 
The good news is that if it is anything like the original Focus, it'll be one hell of a phone. I've had this thing for 1.5 years now and it is incredibly built. Not only is it rock solid (can't even count the number of times it has fallen only to crack open in 3 pieces that you put back together and you are good to go) but even with the expanded memory (8+16GB) this thing runs blazingly fast and gets most, if not all, things done perfectly.

My Focus is still running great as well. I just wish AT&T releases the update to fix my disappearing keyboard problem that surfaced with Mango. Don't want to use a workaround.

For an entry phone. The focus 2 looks way better than the lumia 710. I use the lumia for about 2 weeks then I sold it because It felt like a low budget phone

The 710 is still a lot cheaper than the Focus 2 ($254 vs. $399).  Besides the FFC, there's nothing else there IMO to win me over to the price difference.  I agree the Focus 2 has AMOLED, it has LTE, a larger screen and even better battery, but if that is the case for $399, then why not spend $50 more for Lumia 900?  For that extra bit you get an apparently better camera, larger screen, premium build and the Nokia apps (esp. Drive)? 

From a business standpoint, I'd price Focus 2 at $299 with LTE and $249 without it, marketing the later in Europe & Asia.  A $300 LTE phone with AMOLED and FFC can easily compete with the Lumia 710 as well as a number of older-gen iOS and Android 2.3 handsets in North America.  Besides that, a $249 Focus 2 without LTE would give the Lumia 610 a serious run for its money, for $20 more a person would get a full performance WP.  Now if you want to squeeze Nokia out, then produce a Tango device at Lumia 610's level and price it at $149-199.

If Samsung did any of the above, then not only would it threaten Nokia in WP, but also potentially expand WP in the wider smartphone market.  Instead of all that however, the only real thing Focus 2 achieves here is beating HTC Radar and making the Lumia 900 look like an even better deal.

Nokia are going to have to up their game and get the 710 working if they want to stand a chance against this beast!!