Samsung Electronics unveiled the Omnia W, its first Smartphone based on the latest release of Microsoft’s Windows Phone, code-named Mango at SINGAPORE.
Display & Screen Size
Omnia W is featured with elegant design, a vivid Super AMOLED (Super Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display as well as an enriched content and social communication experience enabled by People Hub, the Omnia W is a different kind of phone that puts people at the center of everything. It has stunning Performance in Vivid Clarity with Super AMOLED Display.
Samsung was among the early supporters of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, which has only seen moderate success during the first go-around. The Mango update of the software, however, has won critical praise, although it’s unclear if that will translate to commercial success. Based on its specifications and hardware, the phone is more of a mass-market device. The Omnia W sports a minimalist contemporary design with a metallic finish. A rich 3.7″ SuperAMOLED display provides stunning visuals, ensuring that photos and videos captured with the 5-megapixel camera can be enjoyed with vivid clarity.
Processor & Miscellaneous Features
The Omnia W has a 1.4GHz processor, 512MB of memory, 8GB of storage, and a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display. It has a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash in the rear, and a front-facing VGA camera for video calls. It also allows for 720p video recording and playback. Other features that are standard in Smartphone now are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth capabilities, an accelerometer, and light, proximity, magnetometer, and gyroscope sensors.
Web Browsing Speed & Experience
While the specs are solid, they still fall short of the Galaxy S II, Samsung’s flagship Smartphone that runs on Google’s Android platform. This is further enhanced by the device’s integrated 14.4Mbps HSPA connectivity, enabling high-speed data browsing and ensuring that videos and pictures can be instantly shared with friends and family without hassle.
Users can easily connect and share experiences with their loved ones and friends using a variety of communication channels, while the web browsing experience is further enhanced with the integration of Internet Explorer 9 and Bing. Mango’s unique and intuitive user interface lays out applications in mosaic ‘Live Tiles’ which flow and move in response to users’ touch on the screen.
The interface provides the benefits of a user environment, associated with a larger display within the portability of a Smartphone screen, delivering a flexible and intuitive experience. Six specialized Microsoft applications provide an engaging content and communication experience. Windows Phone People Hub is integrated with built-in social networking services like Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, for users to stay connected with their social community constantly.
Seamless access to entertainment is enhanced by the integration of a Picture Hub, Music & Video Hub – powered by Microsoft Zune – and Game Hub, which provides the latest in social gaming experiences through Xbox live, for friends to chat with each other while gaming.
Windows Phone Marketplace provides access to over 30,000 apps to meet customer needs across entertainment or productivity.
Samsung Omnia Price
Omnia W will be available in Singapore by Q4 2011 at $498 (inclusive of GST), without line contract and eventually through Europe, Latin America, Southeast, and Southwest Asia although the company didn’t provide any date for a U.S. arrival. Company has not revealed the price in US and India, but the expected price is
- Price in India: Approx Rs. 25,000
- Price in US: around $ 550