Samsung Focus S, Focus Flash hitting AT&T Nov. 6

Next week, America gets a 4G Windows Phone in the Samsung Focus S. Its cheaper sibling, the Focus Flash, promises excellent value.

America's first "4G" Windows phone is right around the corner. AT&T recently announced pricing and availability for the Samsung Focus S, which will run on AT&T's HSPA+ network (not AT&T's 4G LTE).

Starting November 6, you'll be able to pick up the higher-end Focus S for $199.99, along with the budget and Samsung Focus Flash for just $49.99. Both require a new two-year contract and a minimum $15-per-month data plan.

The Samsung Focus S will feature a 1.4GHz processor and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen (from which I expect great things.) It will also have a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera to upgrade the 5-megapixel camera on the original Samsung Focus, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, which supports new software released in this fall's Mango update.

Meanwhile, the decidedly budget Focus Flash keeps the 1.4GHz processor and 5-megapixel camera, but adds a front-facing camera above its 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen. In addition to these two Samsung phones, AT&T will also expand its Windows Phone offering with the HTC Titan.


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