Samsung Introduces Omnia W with Windows Phone Mango and 1.4GHz CPU

The smartphone will be available by October's end in Italy

Samsung Omnia W is no news for Windows Phone fans who are anxiously waiting for the highly anticipated Mango-based devices that are expected to be launched in the next weeks.

Although Samsung said in a statement that it will launch a new Windows Phone Mango smartphone next month, the Korean handset manufacturer confirmed today that the Omnia W will be available in Italy by the end of October.

According to Samsung, the smartphone will be launched in other European countries, as well as global markets, soon after the Italian launch.

Obviously, the handset is the follow-up of the Samsung Omnia, which was launched last year. However, the Omnia W comes with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango on board and features a more powerful 1.4 Ghz single core processor.

In addition, the smartphone has a large 3.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution, a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, as well as a secondary VGA front facing camera for video calls.

The main camera features 720p HD video recording and playback capabilities, as well as autofocus and LED flash for night photos.

Just like Samsung Omnia, the upcoming Omnia W has a standard bar form factor, but measures 115.97 x 58.8 x 10.9mm and weighs only 115.3g (battery included).

It is also worth mentioning that the smartphone come pre-loaded with a high number of Samsung apps, including RSS Times, Photo Studio, Mini Diary, Fun Shot, AllShare (DNLA), Wireless Manager, Dictionary, Photogram and Rubik's Cube.

The phone packs 8GB of internal memory, 512 MB of RAM and offers users 25GB of Windows Live Skydrive free storage.

All kinds of Samsung Hubs are also pre-installed on the handset, along with Microsoft's Xbox Live and Office Hub.

No word on the price yet, but Samsung stated that more details will be disclosed in due time.


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