Samsung’s Focus 2 Makes Focus S Look Pretty Good!
I was excited this morning when my friend Luis shot me a link to the announcement of the new Samsung Focus 2. Well, I was excited until I read it, anyway. Unfortunately, it seems the Focus 2 really offers very little over the existing focus, and aside from LTE, nothing at all over the Focus S.
The new phone offers a front facing camera, but at only 0.3MP, down from 1.3MP on the Focus S. But here’s a surprise: the rear camera drops from the Focus S’s 8MP shooter down to the original Focus’ 5MP. Maybe it has a better lens? One can hope, but the spec sheet’s declaration of a 4x Digital Zoom doesn’t give me a lot of hope. The Focus S keeps to the 4″ SAMOLED screen of the original Focus (though hopefully it at least gets away from the pentile tech of the earlier screen). Internal memory stays at 8GB, and there’s no mention of a MicroSD slot. Likewise, they don’t say anything specific about the RAM or processor, which immediately leads me to think this device does absolutely nothing special outside of holding the line for cheap smartphones. For all we know, this could be one of the new Tango 256MB RAM devices.
Have a look at the listing if you feel like being disappointed. As much as I love my original focus, this third iteration seems like a rather pointless addition.