Samsung announces Omnia M Windows Phone
Galaxy-maker shows Microsoft some more love with latest handset
Published: 14 May, 2012
Apart from an image and a few sparse details of the Samsung Mandel which hit the web recently there's not been a whole lot of Windows Phone news coming from Samsung's way. Now it has been announced via the company's official blog that it's launched a follow up to the Omnia 7 which will run Windows Phone 7.5. It might not be comparable to the Samsung Galaxy SIII in terms of its specs but for Windows Phone fans it should be a welcome addition to the Omnia family and the market as a whole.
Underneath a stylish exterior and 4" Super AMOLED display the new Omnia is packing a single-core 1GHz processor and 384MB of RAM. Built-in storage weighs in at 4GB and there's also a 5mp camera on the back as well as a VGA one for video calling on the front. Powering it all is a 1500mAh battery. Though the amount of internal memory is pretty low 25GB of Windows Live SkyDrive is included for extra storage.
Externally it looks much like the Omnia 7 and is just 10.5mm thin, weighing just 119g. Aside from the addition of a front-facing camera and being slightly thinner there isn't much difference compared to the Omnia M's predecessor.
There are no definite details on when it's going to be released but it's said to be hitting Europe first followed by a global rollout. Pricing is also a mystery but the moderate specs suggest this should be a fairly affordable phone. Considering the Omnia 7 is available for around $250 it's a good indication that the new device will join the ranks of the most affordable Windows Phones. While Nokia's Lumia 900 is impressing high-end users it would good to see Samsung work some of its low-end Android magic with this handset.