Samsung will be hoping to continue the success they have been having with their smartphone models when they launch two new ones in the US next month. The company recently overtook Apple in terms of revenue for the last quarter and now sits second, behind Nokia in overall handset sales. The Samsung Focus Flash and the Focus S have been scheduled an AT&T arrival next month.
Both the new models feature Microsoft’s latest offerings from their mobile OS, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, which is also currently being used in the new Nokia Lumia series that is expected to launch soon. The news about the Samsung devices was made official through the carrier’s Facebook page which, according to WinRumors, revealed a price and release date for both the models.
They will both be launched by the carrier on November 6th, each offering fairly affordable deals. The Samsung Focus Flash will be the cheapest, only costing $49.99 with a two year contract with a minimum data plan of $15. The Samsung Focus S features the higher end specs and customers will be paying the price for them at $199.99, again on a two year, $15 minimum data plan agreement.
Here is a round-up of some of the key features these two devices will possess. The Focus Flash is equipped with a 5 megapixel camera on the rear as well as a VGA front-facing one, it supports AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network, has a 1.4GHz processor and a 3.7” Super AMOLED display. the Focus S features the more advanced 8 megapixel camera on the rear as well as a 1.3 megapixel front-facing one, will also support AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network and have a 1.4GHz processor and is boasting a 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display.
The launch marks the start of the planned Windows Phone events from Microsoft, which takes place in five major US cities beginning November 7th and ending on December 7th. The HTC Radar and the HTC Titan are also among the new models being showcased. What do you think of these two new devices? Will you be getting either of them?
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