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Samsung Launches Focus 2, A New Windows Phone Device

Windows Phone devices are slowly gaining traction in the tech world but credit for that, perhaps, goes solely to Nokia. Nokia has betted all its chips on the Lumia line-up, the success of which will decide the future of both Nokia and Windows Phone platform. However, there are other vendors too who are pushing out occasional Windows Phone devices, including Samsung.


Samsung has now unveiled its fourth Windows Phone device called Focus 2. The device is not meant for high-end customers, rather with the kind of specs it offers, it suits best for first-time buyers. Moreover, it is no competitor to Nokia’s high-end Windows Phone devices such as Lumia 900 but still, with its awesome looks and very low price tag, Focus 2 can attract a lot of users.

The price tag of Focus 2 is a mere $50 with a two year AT&T contract. This makes it one of the most affordable smartphone devices available. In terms of software experience and user interface, the device doesn’t lack much. It has most of the applications offered by other Windows Phone devices and is quite efficient in terms of performance.

However, it has a 5-megapixel camera which delivers average results and a front-facing camera with VGA quality. The display is good enough to compete with the display of other Windows Phone devices. Its a 4-inch 800 x 480 pixels Super AMOLED display, which is quite fine although the display is not very good in terms of brightness.

Naturally, with a $50 price tag, you will have to make do with a few trade-offs in Focus 2. It comes with a mere 8GB storage and no option for extending the storage space. Also, the processor is a single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 1.4 GHz.

Source: Samsung

Courtesy: Wired

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