A certain South Korea-based conglomerate has finally got its ‘focus’ on the Windows Phone 7 platform once again through the launch of the AT&T Samsung Focus 2 smartphone. This device is priced at just under $50 and will present itself as a cost-effective pick for potential users starting May 20, 2012.
Being the carrier’s third Windows Phone-powered handset to run on the 4G LTE network, this addition comes with the Mango version of the OS. Hidden under its hood is a single core processor that’s clocked at a frequency of 1.4GHz. On its front rests a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen and a VGA snapper, while the rear flaunts a 5MP camera with HD 720p recording.
“AT&T offers our customers the broadest Windows Phone portfolio of any carrier, with three 4G LTE Windows Phones – the only 4G LTE Windows Phones in the U.S. – now at a variety of price points and form factors,” expressed Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility. “The Samsung Focus 2 brings the people-first Windows Phone interface together with AT&T’s fast 4G LTE network for an unbeatable experience.”
The handset is loaded with pre-built applications including Microsoft Outlook Mobile and Office Mobile as well as Bing Search. It also comes with SkyDrive for backing up and hoarding content online in the cloud. For connectivity and social networking, the smartphone provides quick access to Facebook, Twitter and much more. Users will also be able to share their internet connection with up to 5 devices through a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot.
The AT&T Samsung Focus 2 price sums up to $49.99 and it will be available through the carrier starting May 20 with a 2-year contract agreement, as stated earlier.