Samsung Focus S II To Run Windows Phone 8, Similar Specs To the SGS3?


If you love the powerful hardware and beautiful design of Samsung’s Galaxy series, but prefer Windows Phone to Android, you may have something to get excited about. According to one of WP-Life’s sources, Samsung plans to carry over same hardware and design features that will be on the Galaxy S3 to their next-gen Windows Phone 8 device.

In the same way that Samsung has branded their Android phone’s with the Galaxy name from the original Galaxy S, Samsung plans to brand their future Windows Phone with the Focus name from the Focus S (which we reviewed recently). Therefore, you can expect their Windows 8 smartphone to be dubbed the Samsung Focus S II.

While this is still very much a rumor, according to the source, the Samsung Focus S II should have the following specs:

  • 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

The Focus S II is said to be coming to AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon (with T-Mobile to-be-determined) sometime in October (which is when the Apollo Windows Phone 8 update will be rolling out). I don’t know about you, but just the thought of having a Windows Phone that runs the same hardware as the SGS3 gets me excited. I mean, if the OS runs buttery smooth with a 1.4 GHz single core processor, what would it do on a 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Quad?

Source: WP-Life


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