Microsoft shows off Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash in photos

By Tom Warren, on 20th Oct 11 4:29 am with 34 Comments

New Windows Phone 7.5 devices

Microsoft revealed the latest AT&T Windows Phone handsets on Wednesday.

Andy Lees, president of Microsoft’s Windows Phone division, took to the stage at All Things Digital AsiaD to reveal the devices. AT&T previously announced the lineup in September but failed to produce full images of the devices. Microsoft has posted a number of photos of the devices on its Windowsteamblog. If you’re interested in a full Windows Phone 7.5 line up comparison then check out an overview here, including Nokia’s upcoming devices.

Samsung Focus S

Samsung Focus S

Samsung’s next-generation focus includes a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.4GHz processor, 4G network support and a 1.3MP front facing camera. The rear of the device is equipped with an 8MP camera. AT&T claims the handset will be made available “this fall.” Microsoft briefly revealed Samsung’s next Windows Phone handset during the worldwide partner conference earlier this week. The device appears to resemble Samsung’s Galaxy S II Android model.

  • 1.5GHz MSM8255 CPU
  • 1.3MP Front facing camera
  • 8MP Rear camera
  • 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus sceen
  • “4G” aka HSDPA+

Rear of Samsung Focus S

Samsung Focus Flash

Samsung Focus Flash

AT&T’s final Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” device is aimed at the lower price point market. The Focus Flash will include a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen running a 1.5GHz processor. The device will also include a 5MP rear camera and front facing camera.

  • 1.4GHz CPU
  • 5MP rear camera
  • front facing camera
  • 3.7″ Super AMOLED display
  • “4G” HSDPA+

Rear of Samsung Focus Flash


HTC TITAN on Windows Phone 7.5

HTC’s giant made its Windows Phone debut recently in Europe but AT&T plans to stock it in the U.S. too. The Titan features a 4.7-inch screen and 1.5GHz processor. HTC has packed a 1.3MP front facing camera and 8MP rear camera. Check out WinRumors HTC TITAN review.

  • 4.7″ TFT display
  • 1.5GHz MSM8255 CPU
  • 8MP BSI sensor with AF, F2.2/28mm. 2X LEDs flash
  • Front facing camera
  • 11 hours talk time

Thanks to WinRumors readers Adriel Mingo, Adam Gorman and Scott Wallace for the news tips

  • Sebastian Gorgon

    Samsung Focus S is more like Galaxy S  II 

    • sarkis chamelian

      yeah, with better chips inside :)

  • Anonymous

    Nice…I think I like Focus Flash styling better than the S. But then I have to see them in store & decide

  • Anonymous

    Not bad.  But pictures don’t do justice to WP7 phones IMO.  They always look better in person. Having said that, Nokia looked stunning even in pictures.  I really dig Nokia’s design.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I wonder why the HTC Titan photos are always so grainy and everything.

    • Adam Paris

      Nokia’s pictures are just rendered pictures ;)

    • Anonymous

      I see but it doesn’t matter. It looked real and gives people a very good impression. I think they should not have pre-launch pictures floating around that are not studio shots taken by real pros. First impression is important. I don’t like Apple but they manage this sort of things very well. It’s harder for MS because they just make SW though.  I think Nokia is handling it better than existing OEMS. 

  • BucksterMcgee

    Samsung Focus S…. Sooooo Purty!!!

    Ok, Nokia it’s your move… if you don’t wow me, it’s a Focus S in my pocket as soon as it is available.

    • Anonymous

      I completely agree. Unless Nokia comes out with something incredible, my next phone will likely be the Samsung Focus S.

    • Mus Gaid

      I’ve got to agree with you on this. Nokia has to come up with something way better, otherwise there’s no compelling reason to choose Nokia over Samsung, especially with Super AMOLED Plus. This screen is a definite killer.

      And they have to come up with screen bigger than 4″

    • Anonymous

      Nokia Ace is to have a 4.3″ screen. =)

    • Anonymous

      Focus S is nice but I think Nokia Searay easily tops it on looks. 

    • Cyc

       do u still think that

  • Anonymous

    These great new phones are meaningless to me until Microsoft gives us cross-device backup and restore! I need my data to come with me to a new phone!

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately MSFT doesn’t have an all-encompassing ”phone profile” cloud storage like iCloud yet. Once again, MSFT is behind the times on what really matters to people.

    • Adam

      yeah but all of your contacts/photos/skydrive documents will come with you. i would think all that would be missing is the apps?

    • Anonymous

      +1 to you Adam.  All the important stuff is synced to the cloud or to Zune client when you plug the phone in.  I haven’t checked, but with Mango isn’t there an easier way to see what apps you had and re-download them?

    • Anonymous

      App data and SMS history get destroyed when you hard-reset and they aren’t backed up anywhere. I love that pretty much everything else is taken care of, but the fact that I lose my app data is a deal breaker, and the only reason I haven’t had my Focus repaired yet.

    • Robert Wade

      The iCloud is NOT as functional as they advertise.  I assisted my wife in upgrading her iPhone 4 to iOS 5 and even after going through the PAINFUL process of setting up her iCloud it was NOT as all-encompassing as you think.  Almost all of her apps had to be reinstalled, one at a time.  Admittedly, Microsoft should expand the app capability in Windows Live.  But it needs to figure out how to do it better than Apple.  Apple’s process is user-spiteful.  I just spent four hours hacking through it.

    • Robert Wade

      @AaronDotNet, go to and login with your Live ID.  You can actually REMOTELY reinstall apps from there.  It works.

    • Robert Wade

      THE CLOUD.  You really do need to get with the new meme.  Or go to Android, where everything has to be on a flipping card.  These days, the only thing that really benefits from living on your device is media (only because high-bandwidth access still makes streaming inconsistent) and actual installed apps.  All my photos, documents, etc. live on my Skydrive.  When I had to hard-reset my device I immediately had access to all my spreadsheets, Word documents, notes, calendar, etc., as soon as I entered my Live ID.  The only thing I had to do extra was reinstall apps and let Zune sync my music (28GB of music).  The only piece that needs to be improved in my opinion is how apps are restored.  If Zune were modified (or Windows Live, either way) so that you could see and select the apps you’ve previously installed and tag them for reinstall, that would be great.  But your way is so archaic.

    • Anonymous

      True, Microsoft does help you restore quite a bit of your data with ease, but they don’t account for SMS history or application data. As someone who uses their phone for quite a bit of XBLA play, I’d lose all my game progress if I bought a new phone or hard reset. Either all of that needs to be in the cloud too (Which I’d have no problem with), or we need a cross-device backup and restore.

  • Tom W

    See how all the Windows Phone 7.5 devices compare:

    • Anonymous

      Thanks. Column widths could use some adjustment though.

  • f t edwards

    They updatedc the page and you can see these in the ‘buy’ section now.  Specs are updated but the purchase price is still missing for HTC Titan 4G, Samsung Focus S 4G & Samsung Focus Flash 4G

  • Dane

    I wish Verizon would announce a new Windows Phone and soon. Verizon has done absolutely nothing to promote the HTC Trophy- admittedly a so-so phone although still important considering it’s the only one they have…:-/ Its kind of sad that i know more about the Trophy than every Verizon and Best Buy Mobile employee Ive had the experience of talking to about phones. Im not sure why I bother to ask when they’re getting a new WP7 device. They’re response is either “why would you want that” or “look at this android phone.” I refuse to go back to Android as it doesn’t matter how how fast the handset is, it still lags. I guess I’ll be hanging on to the iPhone for a while… :-(

    Anyone know anything about Windows Phones’ coming to Verizon. Rumors anyone? I’m not holding my breath for a Nokia phone or the Focus.

  • Anonymous

    I think I got a Hard on for that Focus S. Please bring something that beautiful to Sprint.

    • Alombelino

      I”m on Sprint, and it doesn’t look they are interested at all about wp7 before but especially after they now have apple. I get my phone through work, so I don’t have a choice. I can buy the Arrive, but I know Spring has to be getting new wp7 devices, but it probably won’t be till next year.

  • ama neden

    Super Amoled kills HTC’s display :O

  • Tuxplorer

    Samsung S is going to be my next phone. It’s gorgeous and uses the beautiful Segoe WP font. It doesn’t f*** with the elegant Metro UI, unlike the pathetic Nokia Pure font in Sea Ray. Samsung and HTC are going to dominate the smartphone market for years to come. Nokia ruined its chance by f***ing with the Metro UI.

  • Leo

    The official press shots show 4G on the Samsung new Windows Phones screens. Probably their just HSDPA+ like the iPhone 4S, but AT&T forced Samsung to exhibit the 4G on top.

  • Anonymous

    all of this beauty outside is offset by the innards. How many GB do these babies have? if only 8GB or 16GB forget about em.

  • kmoore

    Microsoft’s Windows Phone site indicates that the Samsung devices use the same exact MSM8255 clocked at 1.5GHz as the Titan.

  • Anonymous
    More Specs for the Samsung Focus S