We reported last week on the availability of Samsung Omnia M in India ahead of the official launch. At least one Indian retailer started to take orders for the smartphone since last week.
Today, Samsung India has officially announced the immediate availability of the Omnia M Windows Phone handset in the country.
According to the South Korean company
, the Omnia M can be purchased for a suggested retail price of Rs 18,650 (335 USD or 275 EUR) off contract.
However, there are at least two Indian retailers that offer better deals on the smartphone. Snapdeal
has the Samsung Omnia M priced at Rs 15,990 (290 USD or 235 EUR), whereas Flipkart
is selling the smartphone for Rs 15,900 (285 USD or 235 EUR) off contract.
Unfortunately, Flipkart’s Samsung Omnia M is currently out of stock, so it might take a while until the retailer receives another shipment.
Powered by Windows Phone 7.5, the Omnia M is not among the best smartphones when it comes to hardware. The phone is equipped with a 1 GHz single-core processor and packs only 384MB of RAM.
The phone embeds 4GB of internal memory, which cannot be expanded further as the phone lacks microSD card slot.
The only strong point of the Omnia M
seems to be the vivid 4.0-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.
Other highlights of the smartphone include: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps), 5-megapixel rear camera, secondary VGA front-facing camera and 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery.
“At Samsung, we are committed to providing our consumers with more choice across the different operating systems and Omnia M is our latest offering on the Windows platform. Omnia M is clearly differentiated on account of its very intuitive ‘Metro Tile user interface’, its large Super AMOLED display as well as its social features including access to the Samsung created Family Story, a cloud based network for family members to share messages , videos and photos,
” said Mr. Ranjit Yadav, country head, mobiles and IT, Samsung India.