Mostly known for its powerful Android devices, Samsung could be looking to elevate its Windows Phone catalog by borrowing a bit from its highly successful Galaxy S product line. If a report from WP Life holds true, the South Korea-based manufacturer is allegedly planning to unleash a flagship Windows Phone 8 device inspired by its upcoming Android-powered Galaxy S III. The rumored device is said to carry the name Focus S II and the report claims Samsung is looking to make its Focus series its Windows Phone equivalent of its Galaxy S series.
As exciting as this may all sound, we’re taking it with a grain of salt, as Windows Phone 8 itself has yet to get an official release date. It does make sense that Samsung would use its own in-house hardware to power its next high-end Windows Phone device, so if this story is in fact the genuine article, here’s what we can expect:
- 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 Samsung Focus S was pretty much a mirror image of the Galaxy S II, in terms of design, and it does make sense for Samsung to broaden its horizons. In the U.S., the Focus S was exclusive to AT&T and if Samsung truly is looking to make the Focus S its Windows Phone crown jewel, it would likely be in the company’s best interest to spread its alleged successor across multiple carriers in the U.S. and abroad.