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The Samsung Focus S is a slimmed down version of its predecessor, the Samsung Focus. The device runs Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), and sports a 1.4GHz processor as well as a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen.

Description

The Samsung Focus Flash is one of two successors to the original Samsung Focus. The device runs Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), and sports a 1.4GHz processor as well as a 3.7 Inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen.

The Samsung Focus is a Windows Phone 7 handset that features a capacitive Super AMOLED 4-inch screen, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 390 minutes of talk time, 6.9GB of internal storage, and a 5-megapixel camera that shoots in 720p.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 6, 2011
  • Price at launch: $199.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 6, 2011
  • Price at launch: $49.99
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Nov. 8, 2010

Also Known As...

  • Alias: SGH-I917
  • FCC ID: A3LSGHI917
  • Height: 4.96 inches
  • Width: 2.63 inches
  • Thickness: 0.33 inches
  • Weight: 0.24 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Loudspeaker: Yes

Hardware

  • Height: 4.57 inches
  • Width: 2.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.43 inches
  • Weight: 0.26 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Height: 4.92 inches
  • Width: 2.52 inches
  • Thickness: 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 0.26 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED Plus
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px
  • PPI: 217
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 3.7 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED Plus
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px
  • PPI: 252
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED
  • Pixel arrangement: PenTile
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px
  • PPI: 233
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1900, 850
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes

Connectivity

  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1900, 850
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1900, 850
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon
  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Number of cores: 1

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon
  • Model: QSD8250
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz

Memory

  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No

Storage

  • Internal size: 6.9 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 720p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 7.5

Software

  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 7.5
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 7
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB

Interface

  • Video out: No
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Sensors

Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 1650 mAh
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

  • Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
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