Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy W and Omnia W
Rounding Up the New Galaxy Devices
Samsung has kick-started the year with a myriad of phones and tablets. Some of the devices were unveiled earlier in the later part of last year, including the long awaited Galaxy Nexus and the new Samsung Omnia W. Sadly, the Samsung Tablet 7.0 Plus wasn't available at the event for us to have a quick look at the product, but expect it to make an official appearance in this month.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The Android 4.0 Samsung Galaxy Nexus made a short appearance at the event; official sets weren't available at the event, but don't fret. You can head over to our introductory article and comprehensive hands-on write-up for a better understanding of the gadget. If you are looking to switch over to the Ice Cream Sandwich OS, you can catch up on our preview article as well as our OS comparison table.
Key highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Samsung Omnia W
The Samsung Omnia W ('W' for 'Wonder') made its first appearance alongside the official unveiling of the Windows Phone 7.5 update in September last year. The more affordable cousin to its flagship Omnia 7, the device showcases a more compact form factor and a smaller price tag of S$498. Originally slated for a Q4 2011 release, the smartphone will be making its appearance very soon in January this year as well.
Key highlights of the Samsung Omnia W
Samsung Galaxy W
Like its Omnia W counterpart, the Samsung Galaxy W is positioned as an affordable option at $498. The device is about half the price of its higher-end cousins and is notably missing Samsung's signature AMOLED touchscreen. Nonetheless, the 1.4GHz single-core Galaxy W chugs on nicely and smoothly when we tried it out. The only downside is its lackluster 4GB internal memory which can be compensated with the purchase of a 32GB SD card. There's no news and confirmation as to whether the phone will get the Android 4.0 update, so that leaves it packaged with the Gingerbread OS for the moment.
Key highlights of the Samsung Galaxy W