Sure, it was a surprise and all that the Samsung Focus 2 was just announced recently, but with each passing day the attention is being paid to future Windows Phones. Considering the rumor that Samsung is expected to release several Windows Phones this year, rumors are building up now on what will probably be the best of the Samsung devices to release. It may well be the code named ‘Minuet’ device, but code names are the least of our concerns. Lets see what the rumors of the big device are saying.
Windows Phone Life has received information from a “trusted source” about Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 device which is expected to release later this year. To start, Samsung will be making the ‘Focus S’ lineup the equivalent of the ‘Galaxy S’ lineup, but for the Windows Phone. Following this, the rumored Windows Phone 8 device will be the Samsung Focus S II. According to the source, the new Windows Phone 8 OS will allow Samsung to essentially pick apart the Galaxy S III, which the Focus S II will be based on, and rebuild it in the body of the Focus S II Windows Phone.
Lets cut to the (rumored) specs of the Focus S II Windows Phone 8 device:
- Faster dual/quad core processor (depending on region)
- 4.7-inch HD display
- 12-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- NFC capabilities
- Dedicated camera button
- Samsung Cloud Support
- Improved Photo Studio
- LTE support
Typical, we can essentially expect a bigger screen, better cameras, and better processors in the device. Rumors or not, those changes will (hopefully) happen anyway with future Samsung Windows Phone devices.
The Focus S II will be available on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and later T-Mobile once their LTE network supports the device. The release of the Focus S II is expected in October, and sources claim it will look very similar to the Galaxy S III, only tailored as a Windows Phone.
Looks like Samsung is making a good device to compete with the Nokia Lumia 900, but will Nokia be releasing something better by that time? We’ll see!
Are you sure Nokia isn’t just building the focus 2 for Samsung? That sure is the 710 with a little fake chrome on it.