A closer look at the Samsung Focus S

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It is pretty clear the Samsung Focus S is the Samsung SGH-i937, shown off by Microsoft at their Partner Conference a few weeks ago.

Now that the specs have been released it is worth another look.

We now know the handset has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, an 8 megapixel camera in the back and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and is only 8.55 mm thick, making it thinner than the iPhone 4 which is 9.3 mm thick.

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More relevant to our Windows Phone using readers, we can calculate, using a bit of Pythagoras, that the phone will be about 67 mm wide and 125 mm high, which compares very well with the Samsung Focus, which is 64mm wide and 125mm high.  The Focus is 10.2 mm thick, making the Samsung Focus S 16% thinner than the Focus. The screen size was clearly gained mainly by adding width, rather than height to the device.

Unlike the Samsung Focus the Samsung Focus S has HSDPA+, which should offer speeds from 8-13 MB/sec down and 1-2 MB/sec up, and of course has a 1.4 Ghz processor and newer generation GPU.

Do our readers feel this is a worthy upgrade? Let us know below.

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