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Samsung Focus S hands-on (photos)

CNET goes hands-on with one of AT&T's newest Windows Phone devices, the Samsung Focus S.

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Samsung Focus S (AT&T)

The Samsung Focus S is one of two new Windows Phone devices hitting AT&T on November 6. The Focus S is priced at $199.99 with a two-year contract, while the Samsung Focus Flash will go for $49.99 on contract.
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Features

The Focus S offers a 1.4GHz processor, compatibility with AT&T's HSPA+ network, and will ship running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system. To learn more about the new features and enhancements, check out our full review of Windows Phone Mango here.
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Design

At 0.3 inch thick, the Focus S is slightly thinner than its predecessor, the Samsung Focus. It also features a larger and sharper 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen.
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Bottom view

On bottom, you'll find a Micro-USB port. Like the previous generation of Windows Phone devices, the Focus S features the three required hardware buttons just below the screen: back, start, and search.
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Top view

Meanwhile, there's a 3.5mm headphone jack on top, with a volume rocker on the smartphone's left side..
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Right side

On the phone's right spine, there is a power button and dedicated camera key.
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Camera key

The camera button can be used to both activate the camera and capture pictures. Microsoft requires that all smartphone manufacturers include this on their Windows Phone devices, and we're definitely onboard with it.
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Camera

The Samsung Focus S has an 8-megapixel main camera on back, with an LED flash.
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Video calls

There's also a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls. Though Microsoft recently closed its acquisition of Skype, the VoIP service isn't integrated into Windows Phone just yet.
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Slight bump

The Focus S has a textured back and a slight bump on the bottom, which should make it less slippery and easier to hold.

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