According to the latest leader board in the benchmarking app WP Bench the Samsung SGH-i1937 (AKA the Samsung Focus S) is the fastest Windows Phone 7 handset so yet, and also the fastest of the new generation of Windows Phone 7.5 handsets.
The Samsung Focus S is powered by a 1.4 Ghz Snapdragon processor and likely uses NAND memory, rather than microSD card storage, which tend to slow things down.
Of course we need to bear in mind that WP Bench data can be easily falsified, so we should take anything which turns up there with a massive pinch of salt, but if it does turn out to be true we would not be too surprised.
Thanks Andrew for the tip.
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Brandon Watson has tweeted this 8Â megapixel picture from the newly announced Samsung Focus S.
Looking at the image the colour balance is pretty good, and it is also pretty sharp.
What do our readers think? A worthy successor to the Samsung Focus? Let us know below.
Via Professeur Thibault.fr
Pocketnow have managed to lay their hands on AT&Tâ€™s Q4 roadmap and uncovered two Windows phone 7.5 handsets.
One is clearly the Samsung SGH i937, the Windows Phone 7.5 Samsung Galaxy SII version, which is now revealed to have 512 MB of RAM and an 8 megapixel camera.
The second Windows Phone 7 handset is the HTC Bunyip, which Pocketnow suspects is the HTC Eternity or HTC Omega, and this handset will also have an 8 megapixel camera and 512 MB RAM.
Both handsets will also sport batteries 1600 mAh or better.
While this is less than the 4 Windows Phone 7 handsets released on AT&T last year, the collection overall will hopefully have better quality and be more competitive, and we will hopefully have a better cadence of releases than over the last 12 months, which has seen long droughts of handsets.
Update: We have been asked to remove the video by Microsoft.
That was rather unexpected, but fortunately we were able to capture Microsoft showing off a series of brand new handsets, including the hightly desirable thing and light Samsung SGH-i937. The device clearly has a front facing camera.
Other handsets shown off was the playful waterproof Fujitsu handset, and the two cheap and cheerful ZTE and Acer handsets.
What do our readers think of the devices shown off? Let us know below.
Via the Bluetooth SIG we learn that Samsung is working on a successor to its popular Samsung Focus smartphone.
That device, the Samsung SGH-i917 is getting is bit long in the tooth, with the even slimmer Samsung Galaxy S II (SGH-i927)Â with a larger 4.3 inch screen stealing the limelight on AT&T.
Now the Samsung SGH-i937 is showing up on the Bluetooth SIG, and we know this is a Windows Phone 7 Mango handset for two reasons- 1) it has the exact same Bluetooth profile as the Mango Windows Phone 7 stack and 2) the device has shown up on Occasional Gamers list of Windows Phone 7 handsets running its games.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is only 8.5mm thick, has a dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of flash storage, 4.3 inch Super-AMOLED screen, 8 megapixel camera with LED Flash, 2 megapixel front facing camera and DLNA.
With the version number 10 up from the Galaxy S II we can only hope some of the features of than handset also finds a home on the Windows Phone 7 handset.
With a new wave of handsets running Mango expected in the fall we should see a number of handsets leak out over the next few months.