Samsung unveils Omnia M Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone

May 14, 2012, 12:01 IST

Kul Bhushan

Samsung unveils Omnia M Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone

Even as the tech world is abuzz with the new Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung has meanwhile expanded its Windows Phone portfolio by unveiling the Samsung Omnia M. Taking on the likes of Nokia's Windows Phone-based Lumia 800 and 900 smartphones, the newly unveiled Omnia M comes with the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS and a range of improved hardware features.

The new Samsung device looks very similar to its predecessor Omnia 7. However, the Omnia M does not have a physical Windows home button, and will rely on the touch sensitive option. The phone has 4.0-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch display with 480x800 resolution, 1GHz processor, 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash and a VGA video calling camera. For connectivity, the Omnia M supports 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v 2.1, aGPS / Bing Map, and USB 2.0. It has 384MB of RAM along with 4GB of built-in storage. It has 1,500 mAh Li-on battery.

The Samsung Omnia M also features ChatOn messenger, Samsung AllShare that lets you play movies, games, or any other media directly to a TV, Music Hub, Windows Phone People Hub that has built-in social networking services like Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Also, the Windows Live SkyDrive of Omnia M offers 25 GB of free online storage for anytime access, storage and sharing of photos, videos, Office documents, and notes.

There is no official word on the launch date or pricing of the Omnia M, though Samsung has said the device will roll out to other regions following its European launch.

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